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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.