South West Wales

Swansea City fan 'one of a kind', says family tribute

Leigh Alan John Lewis's family said he lived life to the full
Image caption Leigh Alan John Lewis's family said he lived life to the full

The family of a Swansea City supporter who died after he was in a collision with a car have described him as "one of a kind".

Pedestrian Leigh Alan John Lewis died after the incident involving a silver Mazda 626 at in Townhill, Swansea on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old, who was from Townhill, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

"Leigh was unique...there will never be another like him," said his mother Ann.

His brother Andrew also paid tribute, saying Mr Lewis "lived life to the full".

He added: "His family meant the world to him, and they also thought the world of him.

"Leigh was an avid Swansea City supporter and to see them promoted to the Premier League was a dream come true for him."

The driver of the Mazda suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Officers want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision at the Gwent Road junction with Geriol Road or who stopped to provide assistance at approximately 2247 BST on Thursday.

Anyone with information can call South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit on 02920 633438 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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