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Man arrested after motorbike passenger killed in crash

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash which left a biker in a critical condition in hospital and his female passenger dead.

Gwent Police named today the 40-year-old pillion passenger who lost her life in the accident as Claire Victoria Franklin, of Caerphilly, South Wales.

The 31-year-old motorcyclist, who is also from Caerphilly, is in a critical condition at University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff.

The accident between the motorcycle and a red Peugeot 306 estate happened on Pandy Road in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, at around 5.15pm yesterday.