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Woman dead and 12 others injured in Cardiff hit-and-run incidents

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the incidents yesterday afternoon in the Welsh city.

The locations in Cardiff where the hit-and-run incidents occurred.
The locations in Cardiff where the hit-and-run incidents occurred.
Image: Screengrab via Sky News

A WOMAN HAS died and 12 other people, including seven children, were injured in a series of hit-and-run incidents in the Welsh city of Cardiff yesterday afternoon.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as eyewitnesses spoke of pedestrians being deliberately targeted by someone driving a van and mounting a pavement in five different locations.

According to The Telegraph, the dead woman has been named locally as Karnia Menzies, a 32-year-old mother, who was among seven children and four adults who were involved in the incident.

The incidents happened at various locations around Cardiff including Crossways, Cowbridge Road West outside the fire station, Grand Avenue, Sloper Road, and Asda in Leckwith, between around 3.30pm and 4pm yesterday afternoon.

It was outside the fire station that Menzies died. Her family are being supported by a family liaison officer, South Wales Police said.

The other victims are currently being treated at the University Hospital of Wales with the hospital’s Emergency Department currently not taking any other patients.

The arrested man is being held at Cardiff Bay Police Station with police saying that a van has also been seized.

“This is a tragic incident that has affected a large number of people, and we thank the people of Cardiff for their help and support,” Superintendent Julian Williams said.

“Incidents like this are extremely rare here, as they are across South Wales, and we want to reassure the public that a significant number of officers are working on the investigation, including a number of specialist resources.”

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