South East Wales

Two bikers die near Shirenewton in separate collisions

Jamie Tutt
Image caption The family of Jamie Tutt, who was 26 and from Aberdare, say his memory 'will live on forever'

Two motorcyclists were killed on the same road near a south Wales village within hours of each other.

Jack Isaac Meachin, 18, from the Bristol area, died after a collision with a car at 1210 BST on Monday near Shirenewton, near Chepstow.

Then at about 1645 BST Jamie Tutt, 26, from Aberdare, Cynon Valley, also died after a separate collision with a car.

Gwent Police are appealing for witnesses on 01633 642404 or 101.

Mr Meachin's Suzuki bike was in collision with a Volvo car towing a caravan, said police.

Image caption Jack Meachin, 18, from the Bristol area was a keen motocross rider

Paying tribute, Mr Meachin's family described him as "a very gentle, funny and kind young man".

"He enjoyed life to the full and could bring a smile to anyone's face," said the statement.

"He was happy in his job and loved spending his spare time on his motocross bike or with his many friends."

Mr Tutt's family said: "Jamie was a wonderful son to us, a brother to Emma, partner to Becki, dad to Dylan and a loyal friend.

"He will be sadly missed by everyone who knows him. Jamie's memory will live on forever."

Image caption Both men were killed near Shirenewton

Police said the collisions occurred 5.9 miles (9.5 km) apart from each other on the B4235 which runs through the village.

Mr Tutt, riding a silver/grey Yamaha motorcycle, was in collision with a black Peugeot 206 car.

A man, woman and two children in the Peugeot were uninjured.

The road was temporarily closed while the emergency services were in attendance.

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