Wales

Appeal for witnesses after Gelli Rhondda man, 88, dies

Alwyn Hughes
Image caption Alwyn Hughes: 'a passionate rugby fan with a great sense of humour'

South Wales Police are again appealing for information after an 88-year-old man died in a collision with a car.

Alwyn Hughes, from Gelli, Rhondda, was described as a "sociable and independent person" by his family in a tribute.

He died following the incident at about 2203 BST on Friday, 22 October on the B4223 near the Hibernian Club.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 02920 571600.

Mr Hughes's family are being supported by a family liaison officer

In a statement, they said: "Alwyn was a sociable and independent person, with a great sense of humour.

"A passionate rugby follower, Alwyn regularly attended the Hibernian Social Club to socialise with friends.

"He will be missed by all who knew him."

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the collision, anybody who stopped to help, or who saw the vehicle being driven before the collision.

The road was closed for about four hours while police investigated and the vehicle was recovered.

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