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Tributes paid to M4 crash deaths family

Six-month-old baby Logan Padden was orphaned in the accident

The families of three people who died when their car crashed on the M4, have paid tribute to them.

Thomas Padden, his girlfriend Louise Evans and father Stephen were travelling home to Porthcawl when their car crashed on Tuesday.

Louise’s mother Myra Evans described her as a wonderful, caring, daughter.

Her boyfriend was described as popular person who would go out of his way to help anybody.

The family were keen surfers, with Tom named the Welsh junior champion in 2007.

Paying tribute to Tom his brothers James and Lewis Padden and mother Suzanne, who survied the crash said:

“Age was no barrier for Tom – his friends are of all ages and from all walks of life. His infectious personality rubbed off on all those he met. He was a real people person, a loveable rogue.

“He had been a wonderful father and we watched him become a man. He was devoted to Louise and their baby son Logan, who would spend hours watching him surfing.

“Tom had taken to being a father as he did everything else in life, without fear and with total conviction.”


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