41-year-old dad and loving husband killed in Cymmer motorbike crash

By Lydia Stephens

Tributes have been paid to a "loving husband, father and step father" who died after his motorbike collided with a car.

James Huxtable, 41, died following a collision with a silver Ford Focus on Afan Valley Road in Cymmer, Neath, at about 4.25pm on Tuesday, September 7.

Mr Huxtable's wife, Ashleigh, paid him the following tribute: “He was a loving husband, father and step father to Laezena, Dafydd, Duncan, Eleri and Valentine.

“He was a very hard working, passionate, loving and sensitive man who wore his heart on his sleeve.

“If you knew him well, you would know how wicked his sense of humour was.

“He loved to go out for a ride on his motorbike, but always said that he loved to be at home with the family who he loved so dearly.

“His passing has left a hole in our lives and hearts that was only meant for him.

“He will be sorely missed by all his family, friends and work colleagues at the Aston Martin factory in St Athan.”

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Mr Huxtable is survived by his parents, Derek and Eleanor, his siblings Thomas and Rachel, wife Ashleigh and their five children.

Officers from South Wales Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward, quoting the number *315460.

You can do so by calling 101, emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk, contacting their social media pages or by visiting this website.

The road was closed for several hours while officers carried out investigations.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by carless driving.

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