A memorial service has been held for a police officer who was killed when her bicycle was in a collision with a van on a dual carriageway in Carmarthenshire.
Sergeant Lynwen Thomas, who was 37, died after the crash on the A40 west of Carmarthen on Thursday evening.
In the days following her death, tributes have flooded in for Sergeant Thomas, a former pupil at Ysgol Bro Myrddin, who was described as a “well-respected police officer”.
On Monday morning, a memorial service was held at Dyfed-Powys Police's headquarters in Carmarthen to pay tribute to a “selfless woman” and “a hero”.
Flowers were laid at the Memorial Garden outside the headquarters building and a period of silence was held by members of Dyfed-Powys Police, including police and crime commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, retired force chaplain Tom Evans, temporary chief constable Claire Parameter and chief inspector Elaine Bendle, who read a poem entitled ‘For Lynwen’.
Speaking at the service, temporary chief constable Claire Parameter said: “As a police family we mourn Lynwen’s untimely passing.
“With thanksgiving we recall the joy that Lynwen shared with us, that joy we will forever cherish; the memories of her will never die.”
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident on Thursday which happened on the westbound stretch of the A40 near Bancyfelin, between Carmarthen and St Clears, at around 6.40pm.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Serious Collision Unit at Dyfed-Powys Police either online, by e-mail at [email protected] or by calling 101.