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Man due in court after taxi crash

Wood Street remained closed for many hours Photo: ITV News Wales

A man has been charged after a taxi crash in Cardiff which left eight pedestrians in hospital.

Police were called to Wood Street near to the Millennium Stadium shortly after seven O'clock on Tuesday evening.

South Wales Police have confirmed a 28-year-old man had been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, and seven counts of attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm. He is due to appear before Cardiff Magistrates' Court this morning.

Seven people have now been discharged from hospital following the crash, a 35-year-old man from Grangetown remains in hospital suffering from burns. The others are thought to have received some spinal injuries.

The incident near to the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Central railway station, was first reported to police as a 'disturbance' at 7.02pm.

Wood Street remained closed late into Tuesday evening, while the cause of the incident was investigated.

South Wales Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Cardiff CID on 02920 527 420 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.