TORFAEN residents have been warned to expect some disruption on the roads tomorrow, Thursday, due to the funeral of title-winning amateur boxer Shane Thomas.

Mr Thomas, 22, was killed when a van he was travelling in collided with a parked car on the evening of Monday, August 5.

Mr Thomas’ funeral will be held at midday tomorrow, September 5, at Pontymoile Undenominational Christian Mission, before he is laid to rest at Llewyncelyn Cemetery.

Due to the large number of people expected to attend the funeral, motorists have been warned to expect delays between the locations.

In excess of 1,000 people are expected for the funeral, and due to the numbers following a very slow moving cortege, this has the potential to disrupt travel in Torfaen.

The funeral cortege will leave Pontypool around 11.15am and make its way to the Pontymoile Undenominational Christian Mission Church for the service at midday.

The procession will then travel along the A4042 to Cwmbran and stop at the Grange Industrial Estate, Llanfrechfa Way before moving on to Llwyncelyn Cemetery for a service at 2.30pm.

The funeral is expected to conclude around 4pm which may have further implications for traffic travelling from Cwmbran to Pontypool.

Due to the arrival of mourners there is also likely to be an increase in vehicles around Pontypool on Wednesday and Thursday which could put additional pressure on traffic and parking around Pontypool.

The roads are expected to go back to usual from September 6

Coleg Gwent was due to hold a late applicant open event at its Pontypool campus on Thursday, but due to the expected disruption, the campus will now be closed.

For those planning to attend the open event, Pontypool staff will be present at the Usk campus. Alternatively you can attend any campus of your choice.

Gwent Police are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash. The crash involved a white Renault Kangoo van and occurred at about 7.45pm.

Officers have appealed for any dashcam footage which may help with inquiries.