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Family pay tribute to motorcyclist killed in collision

The family of a motorcyclist who died following a collision with a car at the Treforest Industrial Estate on Wednesday has paid tribute to him.

Robert Cross. Credit: South Wales Police / Family photo

Robert Cross, a 45 year-old motorcyclist from Llantwit Fadre, died at the scene of the collision which occurred at just gone 5pm on Main Avenue. The red Honda motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a black Volkswagen Golf.

Our families have lost an amazing son, partner, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Rob was full of life and devoted to all the people around him. He loved his bikes and had been riding for years. We now have a gaping hole in our lives which could never be filled

– Family of Robert Cross

Officers investigating the collision are continuing their appeal for anyone who saw the incident to contact them.



Police appeal after city knifepoint robbery

Officers are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his wallet in the Cathays area of Cardiff on Wednesday night.

The attacked happened in the Cathays area of the city on Wednesday night. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the attacked happened on Northcote Lane at around 10.45pm and the victim was threatened by a male who was holding a knife. The suspect took the victim’s wallet before running off.

He's described as dark-skinned, 5’8’’tall, aged between 40-50, with a trimmed beard. He was wearing a long thigh length coat. He had what’s described as an Arabic accent and carried a knife with a 3-4 inch blade.

Man charged with murder over hotel death

A man has been charged over the murder of a woman whose body was found in a hotel room.

Sammy Almahri (left) was arrested in Tanzania following the death of Nadine Aburas (right). Credit: South Wales Police

Nadine Aburas, 28, was found dead at the Future Inn in Cardiff on New Year's Eve.

Sammy Almahri was arrested by police agencies in Tanzania at the end of January. He was extradited to the UK to be interviewed in connection with Ms Aburas's murder.

The 44-year-old US national made a brief appearance at Cardiff Magistrates' Court and made no plea before being remanded in custody.

South Wales Police said they were grateful to the Tanzanian authorities for their assistance in securing the arrest of Almahri and the Crown Prosecution Service for their part in ensuring a "prompt extradition".

Kenwyne Jones joins Bournemouth from Cardiff

Cardiff striker Kenwyne Jones has joined Championship rivals Bournemouth on loan, subject to international clearance.

Jones has also played for Sunderland and Stoke. Credit: PA

The spell will last the remaining seven games of the season, though will be extended until the 25th May should Bournemouth feature in the Championship Play-Off final that day.

The 30-year-old started the season in good form for the Bluebirds and hit double figures just after the turn of the year.

Jones will train with Eddie Howe’s squad for the first time next week following their return from a training camp in Dubai and could make his debut for The Cherries in the Good Friday fixture at Ipswich Town.

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