Lydney man dies after high speed police chase

By Andy Sherwill in Local People

A MAN who died following a crash on the M4 near Cardiff on Saturday has been named as Andrew Gwynne, a father from Lydney.

South Wales Police officers had been pursuing a red Ford Focus when it collided with a Landrover at about 6pm after police had used a stinger device to impede the movement of the car.

Mr Gwynne, 35, who was driving the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene on the eastbound carriageway between junction 32 and 30.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Gwynne’s after his name had been released on Monday.

In a statement, Mr Gwynne’s family said: "To try and put into words what Andrew meant to us all is almost impossible to do.

"We as a family are beyond heartbroken with the tragic news of his death - losing him so suddenly is devastating.

"He will be so dearly missed and was a massive part of a large family.

"He was always fun and energetic; a true family orientated man who was a fantastic father, partner, son, uncle and great uncle, and brother, who has been taken from us so tragically.

"He will be sorely missed and the memories we all share will never leave any of us."

The incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A spokeswoman for the PCC said: “We have an independent investigation under way into a fatal road traffic collision following a police pursuit which happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 near the Junction 32 Coryton interchange at around 6pm on Saturday evening (August 5) at which a man in his 30s was pronounced dead following the incident.

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