South West Wales

Tribute to ex-Welsh Guard killed outside Swansea pub

Carlo Renzi and his daughter Charlotte, who died in June 2011
Image caption Carlo Renzi was described as a "loving" husband and father

A family has paid tribute to a former Welsh Guardsman who died after a collision with a car outside a pub in Swansea.

Thirty-one-year-old Carlo Renzi's family described him as a "wonderful father" to his daughter Charlotte, who died five months ago aged six, and to his three other children.

The collision was outside the Union pub, Port Tennant Road at about 19:35 GMT on Saturday.

A 26-year-old man is in custody.

In a statement, Mr Renzi's family said: "Carlo was a loving husband to Claire and a wonderful father to the late Charlotte, Carlo junior, George and Niall as well as being a much loved son, son-in-law, brother and brother-in-law.

"He will be sorely missed by everybody who knew him. Once met Carlo was never forgotten."

Witnesses

The family statement added: "Carlo was a keen Swansea City and Liverpool football fan. He also played local league football in Swansea.

"He served four years with the Welsh Guards which included a tour of duty in Bosnia.

"After caring for his seriously ill daughter, Charlotte, who died at the age of six in June 2011, he has recently begun work at the Ibis Hotel, Fabian Way, Swansea."

Police are appealing for witnesses.

They also want to speak to anyone who saw a Ford Fiesta being driven before the incident, to contact 01656 869332, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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