The girlfriend and parent of a human shot dead while cycling in the French Alps have defended him against rape claims.
Marc Sutton, 34, from Caerphilly, was mountain biking near Morzine when he was struck by a stray bullet understood to have been fired by a hunter.
Following tributes to him, his sister Katie Toghill told The Sun newspaper that he repeatedly raped, threatened and physically abused her as a child.
But other family members said they are devastated by the allegations.
His partner Jo Watts, 35, who operated Wild Beets Kitchen in Les Gets in the Alps, said: “Of course I’m shattered by his death, his life taken so violently by a hunter while he innocently rode his bike on a popular track.