Chepstow man killed in motorway police chase ‘will be sorely missed’

By Liam O'Callaghan in Emergency Services

A FORMER Chepstow resident has been killed following a police pursuit on the M4.

It is thought that Andrew Gwynne, 35, was being chased by a South Wales Police vehicle when his Ford Focus was involved in a collision with a Land Rover.

The collision, which took place around 6pm on Saturday 5th August, occurred on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 near junction 32. The driver of the Land Rover was cut free from the vehicle but was not seriously injured.

The incident is now being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The death of Mr Gwynne, who was living in Gloucester, comes as a tragic loss for his family who released a tribute to him.

They said: “To try and put into words what Andrew meant to us all is almost impossible to do.

“We as a family are beyond heartbroken with the tragic news of his death, losing him so suddenly is devastating.

“He will be so dearly missed and was a massive part of a large family. He was always fun and energetic; a true family-orientated man who was a fantastic father, partner, son, uncle and great uncle, and brother, who has been taken from us so tragically.

“He will be sorely missed and the memories we all share will never leave any of us.”

As Mr Gwynne was being followed by police before the crash, the matter will be investigated by the IPCC.

An IPCC spokesperson said: “We have an independent investigation underway into a fatal road traffic collision following a police pursuit which happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 near the Junction 32 Coryton interchange.

“We understand he was in a Ford Focus which was being pursued by South Wales Police officers when it was in a collision with a Land Rover.

“The driver of that vehicle was taken to hospital after being cut free but was not thought to be seriously injured.

“We were notified by South Wales Police and the IPCC deployed investigators to the scene and to attend the police post incident procedures.”

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