IPCC investigation after fatal collision following pursuit on motorway in Cardiff
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an after a 35-year-old man died following a police pursuit on the M4 motorway in Cardiff on Saturday (5 August).
The collision happened near the Coryton interchange at junction 32 eastbound at around 6pm, when a red Ford Focus collided with a stationary Landrover on the hard shoulder.
The driver of the car, Andrew Gwynne, from Gloucestershire, had been reported missing after concerns for his welfare were raised by his family earlier that day.
Initial information shows Mr Gwynne was seen driving on the M4 and attempts were made to stop his car including the deployment of a stinger.
The Landrover driver was taken to hospital but is not believed to have been seriously injured. Mr Gwynne was pronounced dead at the scene.
IPCC investigators attended the scene on Saturday evening and a local police station for the post incident procedure. Initial accounts have been obtained from the police officers involved, who are being treated as witnesses. A significant number of members of the public who witnessed the events have been identified.
IPCC Operations Manager Mel Palmer said: “This was a tragic event and my thoughts are with Mr Gwynne’s family and friends and all those affected.
“We have now met with his family to explain our role and will continue to keep them updated as our progresses.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events prior to the incident is asked to call 0800 015 4875 or email M4Pursuit@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk