A MOTHER has revealed her heartbreak and overwhelming sadness after suffering the loss of both her sons.

Nicola Brimble was speaking after drink driver Dominik Jablonicky was jailed for six years for killing cyclist Matthew Brimble, 37, in Newport.

Her youngest son John Brimble passed away in 2007 before Matthew died in hospital after being struck by Jablonicky in an Audi A3 car in March.

Following the defendant’s sentencing at Newport Crown Court, she said: “With the loss of my son Matthew, it has absolutely physically and mentally exhausted me to the extent I suffer with insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks – no mother should outlive their child.

I will never be called ‘Mum’ again

“I have lost both my children and I cannot bear the thought of a future without them – I feel empty, hopeless and helpless, it is so overwhelming.

“Matthew was loved and will forever be missed by family and friends.

“Everyone loved his cheeky smile and sense of humour.

“I constantly wonder that if the driver had stopped and called the emergency services, that my son may have survived.

“No prison sentence will ever bring my son back and I am heartbroken, I will never be called ‘Mum’ again.”

During the court hearing, prosecutor Gareth James read, out her victim personal statement which said: “Matthew excelled at rugby and was an avid Manchester United fan.

“He was cheeky and mischievous. He was a handsome young man, just like his uncle.

“He was a smooth-talker and a ladies’ man.

“In July 2007, he lost his brother John Brimble just before he lost his Uncle Scotty.”

She added: “Matthew came from a loving and caring family and was loved by everyone.

“He had a wicked sense of humour.

“We remained close as a family and we always had a laugh.

“He was the apple of my eye.”