Three guilty of killing Pontypool cyclist John Reeder

Free Press Series: DIED: John Reeder DIED: John Reeder

TWO people were found guilty of causing the death of Pontypool cyclist, John Reeder today.

Deon Morgan, 20 of no fixed abode and Andrew Vass, 26 of Upland Drive, Trevethin were both found guilty following trial at Newport Crown Court today.

Kieran Allcock, 18, of no fixed address, was found not guilty.

The incident happened on the A4043 in Pontnewynydd in the early hours of August 7. The court previously heard how Mr Reeder 63, who died from severe head injuries after he fell from his bike, was trying to get away from the defendants.

All three were accused of working as part of a “joint enterprise” which says they acted together in the crime.

A fourth defendant, Casey Coslett, had already admitted manslaughter.

DCI Richard Williams of Gwent Police said after the verdict: "John Reeder was chased, obstructed and knocked off his bike the morning of his death and all three individuals had a part in that. Whether they had realised the consequences or not, it was inevitable that John would have come to some harm.

"John must have felt threatened and scared in his last moments and it is only right that these three have been convicted for their part in his death"

Comments (15)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:06am Fri 11 Apr 14

kez1968 says...

Let's hope they are given full custodial sentences, and don't see the light of day for a very long time, for what these scumbags did to this harmless man. I would also ask the argus. Not to show anymore pictures of these low life's, as they are very ugly and are putting me of my breakfast.
Let's hope they are given full custodial sentences, and don't see the light of day for a very long time, for what these scumbags did to this harmless man. I would also ask the argus. Not to show anymore pictures of these low life's, as they are very ugly and are putting me of my breakfast. kez1968
  • Score: 67

10:52am Fri 11 Apr 14

Thor at the door says...

Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them.

They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do.

This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace.

May the victim rest in peace.
Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them. They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do. This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace. May the victim rest in peace. Thor at the door
  • Score: 50

11:08am Fri 11 Apr 14

BUDDAH WELSH says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them.

They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do.

This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace.

May the victim rest in peace.
Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them. They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do. This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace. May the victim rest in peace.[/p][/quote]Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree. BUDDAH WELSH
  • Score: 30

1:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

juicy.lucy says...

title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly
title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly juicy.lucy
  • Score: -14

2:03pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Thor at the door says...

BUDDAH WELSH wrote:
Thor at the door wrote:
Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them.

They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do.

This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace.

May the victim rest in peace.
Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree.
Well we live in a democracy, so that's bound to happen, but thanks, glad you agree, let's hope the powers that be do too! Perhaps I could lobby for no 10! lol!
[quote][p][bold]BUDDAH WELSH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them. They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do. This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace. May the victim rest in peace.[/p][/quote]Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Well we live in a democracy, so that's bound to happen, but thanks, glad you agree, let's hope the powers that be do too! Perhaps I could lobby for no 10! lol! Thor at the door
  • Score: 3

2:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Snowglobe says...

juicy.lucy wrote:
title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly
There were 4 people involved. 1 not guilty, 1 Previously admitted manslaughter and the other 2 guilty.
[quote][p][bold]juicy.lucy[/bold] wrote: title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly[/p][/quote]There were 4 people involved. 1 not guilty, 1 Previously admitted manslaughter and the other 2 guilty. Snowglobe
  • Score: 9

3:15pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jimmysmith says...

life the garbage judge
life the garbage judge jimmysmith
  • Score: -5

4:38pm Fri 11 Apr 14

old soak says...

So just what have they been sentenced to,or has sentence been deferred?.Come on Argus,this is only half a story!
So just what have they been sentenced to,or has sentence been deferred?.Come on Argus,this is only half a story! old soak
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Fri 11 Apr 14

BUDDAH WELSH says...

Thor at the door wrote:
BUDDAH WELSH wrote:
Thor at the door wrote:
Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them.

They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do.

This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace.

May the victim rest in peace.
Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree.
Well we live in a democracy, so that's bound to happen, but thanks, glad you agree, let's hope the powers that be do too! Perhaps I could lobby for no 10! lol!
Yes go lobby them lol.
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BUDDAH WELSH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Look at the state of these 3? Is it worth sending them to prison? I don't think they will be reformed, it would be more cost effective to dispose of them. They offer nothing to society, live of the tax payer and always will do. This country needs to get tough, as the amount of distressing stories of this nature UK wide is on the rise, something must be done to these kind of people to ensure law abiding people can walk and live in peace. May the victim rest in peace.[/p][/quote]Not many of your comments do I agree with Thor but this is 100% true and I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Well we live in a democracy, so that's bound to happen, but thanks, glad you agree, let's hope the powers that be do too! Perhaps I could lobby for no 10! lol![/p][/quote]Yes go lobby them lol. BUDDAH WELSH
  • Score: -2

8:28pm Fri 11 Apr 14

gwentexiles says...

Theyl probably each serve no more than 18months in prison getting out on good behaviour and have a nice fat cheque and house waiting for them when they get out. In prison theyl feel there better off than when they were out with free food and easier access to getting high so theyl be sorry to leave. The judicial system in this country is an absoloute joke!
Theyl probably each serve no more than 18months in prison getting out on good behaviour and have a nice fat cheque and house waiting for them when they get out. In prison theyl feel there better off than when they were out with free food and easier access to getting high so theyl be sorry to leave. The judicial system in this country is an absoloute joke! gwentexiles
  • Score: 4

9:09pm Fri 11 Apr 14

throwy1 says...

A comment on the photographs in response to the O/P. These photos are "file" photographs taken when the accused is arrested or when the media (i.e. the Argus in this case) doesn't have their own. Such photographs are designed to show a person bad light.
An example of this is Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Given that Myra is dead and Ian is well in his 70's what photographs to the Media show when discussing them? Photo's taken 60 years ago designed to show them in the worst light possible. .
A comment on the photographs in response to the O/P. These photos are "file" photographs taken when the accused is arrested or when the media (i.e. the Argus in this case) doesn't have their own. Such photographs are designed to show a person bad light. An example of this is Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Given that Myra is dead and Ian is well in his 70's what photographs to the Media show when discussing them? Photo's taken 60 years ago designed to show them in the worst light possible. . throwy1
  • Score: -8

10:47pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Invinciblemoam says...

What will they get for that though? A slap on the wrist and a week in Butlins I expect.
What will they get for that though? A slap on the wrist and a week in Butlins I expect. Invinciblemoam
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Sat 12 Apr 14

spencertherover says...

These vile criminals are not as nice as they look.
These vile criminals are not as nice as they look. spencertherover
  • Score: 0

8:21am Sun 13 Apr 14

Dai Rear says...

throwy1 wrote:
A comment on the photographs in response to the O/P. These photos are "file" photographs taken when the accused is arrested or when the media (i.e. the Argus in this case) doesn't have their own. Such photographs are designed to show a person bad light.
An example of this is Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Given that Myra is dead and Ian is well in his 70's what photographs to the Media show when discussing them? Photo's taken 60 years ago designed to show them in the worst light possible. .
To paraphrase Brown's remark to Blair, nothing that could be portrayed or spoken about Brady and Hindley could make them appear more vile than they actually were. They are enduring testimony to the futility of the abolition of executions.
Turning to this lot, what was happening at that time and what are they ? "Casey" and "Deon" say they're from the underclass. Were they street bums trying to beg from the gentleman? Anyone know? Anyone know whether they were convicted of murder or manslaughter? Bit more training required for the reporter?
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: A comment on the photographs in response to the O/P. These photos are "file" photographs taken when the accused is arrested or when the media (i.e. the Argus in this case) doesn't have their own. Such photographs are designed to show a person bad light. An example of this is Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Given that Myra is dead and Ian is well in his 70's what photographs to the Media show when discussing them? Photo's taken 60 years ago designed to show them in the worst light possible. .[/p][/quote]To paraphrase Brown's remark to Blair, nothing that could be portrayed or spoken about Brady and Hindley could make them appear more vile than they actually were. They are enduring testimony to the futility of the abolition of executions. Turning to this lot, what was happening at that time and what are they ? "Casey" and "Deon" say they're from the underclass. Were they street bums trying to beg from the gentleman? Anyone know? Anyone know whether they were convicted of murder or manslaughter? Bit more training required for the reporter? Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

7:21am Mon 14 Apr 14

jo1968 says...

juicy.lucy wrote:
title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly
2 were found guilty, the other pleaded guilty already, thats how there are 3 guilty
[quote][p][bold]juicy.lucy[/bold] wrote: title says 3 guilty yet you read the article and only 2 are guilty and one not guilty, cant even report properly[/p][/quote]2 were found guilty, the other pleaded guilty already, thats how there are 3 guilty jo1968
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree