3:19 pm, Mon 22 Apr 2013
Abercynon crash victim 'the life and soul of the party'
Christopher Griffiths is pictured with his partner Sammie Bowden, three-year-old daughter Caydieleigh and their dog, Decker.
Credit: South Wales Police
The family of a 34-year-old man who died after a collision with a car in
Abercynon on Friday has described him as "a much loved partner, father, grandson, son and uncle."
Christopher Griffiths was a tiler by trade, and a former pupil at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School.
His family said: "Everybody is devastated by the news and can’t believe he is gone. He was a much loved and respected member of the Abercynon community and was always the life and soul of the party. His infectious personality won everybody over.”
Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw a black Toyota, on Friday night to contact them.
A 22-year-old man has appeared before magistrates, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
A 27-year-old woman has been charged with assisting an offender.
3:24 pm, Sat 20 Apr 2013
Arrest following fatal Abercynon collision
A 34-year-old man has died in hospital following a road traffic collision in Abercynon yesterday evening.
South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Margaret Street at around 7.15pm.
A 22-year-old man, who police say is local to the area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
12:14 pm, Fri 21 Dec 2012 South Wales flood recovery
Train line 'blocked' between Abercynon South and Merthyr Tydfil
There is disruption on Arriva Trains Wales between Abercynon South and Merthyr Tydfil due to flooding at Merthyr Vale.
The company says all lines are currently blocked and it does not have an estimate for when a normal service will resume.
5:07 pm, Tue 16 Oct 2012 Life sentence for Pentyrch murder
"Brutal murder of gentle and trusting man"
Detective Chief Inspector Ceri Hughes of South Wales Police described 63 year-old David Evans as a "gentle and trusting man".
She also paid tribute to Mr Evans' family saying they had shown "tremendous dignity" following this "brutal" murder.
10:12 am, Tue 16 Oct 2012 Life sentence for Pentyrch murder
Family hope man's murder will 'act as a warning'
Credit: South Wales Police
The family of David Evans who was murdered at his home in January say they hope his death will "serve as a warning" to others who meet strangers over the internet.
Richard Evans, Mr Evans’s son, said he was a "gentle and loving father, brother, uncle and grandfather" and the "violent and needless manner" in which he died has "devastated" the family.
On Monday, a teenager from Abercynon, near Pontypridd, was found guilty of murdering the 64-year-old widower in his own home in Pentyrch. Bleddyn King is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.
Mr Evans said his father met King over the internet: "I hope will serve as a warning to others who meet strangers in this way.”
4:44 pm, Mon 30 Jul 2012 Life sentence for Pentyrch murder
Teen pleads not guilty to Pentyrch murder
A teenager has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a man whose body was found after a fire at this home in Pentyrch.
Bleddyn King, 19, of Abercynon Road, Abercynon, denied murder in a short hearing at Cardiff Crown Court today.
64 year-old David Evans was found dead by fire fighters who attended a blaze at his house in the village of Pentyrch, on the outskirts of Cardiff in January.
Mr King was remanded in custody and will stand trial at Cardiff Crown Court in October.
12:24 pm, Mon 02 Jul 2012 Life sentence for Pentyrch murder
Teenager charged with murder to stand trial later this year
The body of 64-year-old David Evans was found at his Pentyrch home
Credit: ITV News Wales
A teenager charged with the murder of a 64-year-old man is due to stand trial later this year.
The body of David Evans was found after a fire at his home in Pentyrch, near Cardiff, in January.
19-year-old Bleddyn King, from Abercynon, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court today. He has yet to enter a formal plea but a trial date has been fixed for October 2.
1:06 pm, Sun 29 Apr 2012 Weather and Travel
ROADS: A470 Pentrebach & Abercynon road blocked
A470 Southbound blocked due to fallen tree between A4060 (Pentrebach Roundabout) and A4059 / A472 (Abercynon Roundabout). Emergency services are on route to clear the carriageway.