Funeral of Cardiff 'hit-and-run' mother Karina Menzies

The funeral of a mother-of-three from Cardiff who died in an alleged hit-and-run incident in the capital has taken place today.

Karina Menzies was knocked down outside Ely fire station on October 19th.

This afternoon her body was taken by horse-drawn carriage from her home in Ely to the nearby Church of the Resurrection, where her funeral was held.

So many people attended that the church could not hold them all, with some forced to listen to the service through a PA system outside.

Throughout the service Ms Menzies was described as a 'fun-loving' lady who 'lived life to the full' and 'loved to party'.

Songs that were personal to the 31-year-old were also played.

Flowers and tributes were left outside the fire station in Ely following Ms Menzies' death Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Ms Menzies' death sent shock-waves through the local community last month.

Hundreds of local residents laid flowers at the spot where she died. Many of them also attended a specially arrange church service in memory of all those affected by the incident.

Karina Menzies
Karina Menzies died following a road traffic collision outside Ely Fire Station in Cardiff Credit: Family / South Wales Police

Tributes poured in for Ms Menzies in the days following her death, with her brother Craig Menzies speaking to ITV Wales about his 'beautiful, bubbly' sister.

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

A 31-year-old man, Mathew Tvrdon, has been charged with Ms Menzies' murder.

He has also been charged with 13 counts of attempted murder and further counts of assault; assault causing actual bodily harm and dangerous driving.