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Tributes to motorcyclist who died in A465 Abergavenny crash

Alwyn Pritchard Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Alwyn Pritchard was "an outstanding role model", his family said

Family and police colleagues have paid tribute to a motorcyclist killed in a collision on the A465 in Monmouthshire.

Alwyn Pritchard, 53, from Nantyglo, died in the incident between Llanfoist and Gilwern at 00:20 BST on Saturday.

Gwent Police chief constable Jeff Farrar said he was a "committed, kind and conscientious" community support officer.

Mr Pritchard's family said he was "a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle".

"He was a caring and loyal man, respected by everyone who met him," the family said in a statement.

"No words could ever describe how much he meant to our family and friends.

"He was an outstanding role model and made an impression on so many people throughout his life in the police force and as a foster parent.

"He was our rock and we will try to live up to his expectations and wishes.

"Nothing will stop the pain we are feeling and although we can never bring him back, he will live on in our fond memories and in our hearts. We are truly heartbroken.

"If there is anyone that has any information about the accident, no matter how small, please come forward."

Chief Constable Jeff Farrar said: "Alwyn was a committed, kind and conscientious Community Support Officer and was a valuable part of Usk Neighbourhood Policing Team.

"This is a tragic loss and he will be sadly missed by the force, his colleagues and of course the community. Our condolences remain with Alwyn's family."

A man, 37, from Brynmawr and a woman, 34, from Gilwern, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

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