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Man in court over murder of Karina Menzies from Cardiff

Karina Menzies died following a road traffic collision outside Ely Fire Station on Friday. Photo: Family / South Wales Police

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of Karina Menzies from Cardiff.

He has also been charged with 13 counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and dangerous driving.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Newport Crown Court at 10am tomorrow via video-link.

Matthew Tvrdon appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning Credit: Priscilla Coleman

Karina Menzies, who was 31, died following a road traffic collision outside Ely Fire Station on Friday.

South Wales Police said they have been 'overwhelmed' by the community support.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many people who have come forward to give information, provide witness accounts, and offer both CCTV and mobile phone footage of Friday’s traumatic and tragic events.

While a man has been charged, the investigation is still very much on-going and we are still appeal for anyone with information to contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station.

Our thoughts are with the family of Karina Menzies.

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley
Flowers are placed outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

A special church service was held in Ely over the weekend in support of the victims and their families, while candles and flowers continue to be left at the crash site outside the fire station on Cowbridge Road West.

Karina's brother Craig Menzies has spoken to ITV Wales about his 'beautiful, bubbly' sister.

He also said he was 'overwhelmed' by the support from the community.

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