South West Wales

Tribute follows Swansea pedestrian death

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Swansea has been named by police as Philip Henry Williams.

The 57-year-old council worker was found injured on the Crofty Industrial Estate in Penclawdd on Saturday and died at Morriston Hospital.

His family said he was well known in the Penclawdd area where he regularly rode his bike.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

In a statement released through South Wales Police his family said: "Philip was employed by Swansea council as a road cleaning operative.

"He was well known locally and was affectionately known by his nickname "Bumper".

"Philip was regularly to be seen riding his bicycle around the Penclawdd area, and also enjoyed walking and gardening.

"He was a keen enthusiast of tractors, and owned his own, which he maintained himself. He will be missed by his many friends and family and especially so by his sister Elizabeth and his mother Joan."

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area around 2230BST and witnessed the incident or the manner in which a blue Mitsubishi vehicle was being driven to contact them.

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