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Memorial held for Ely hit-and-run victim

A memorial service has been held to mark the first anniversary of the death of a mother killed by a van driver in Cardiff. Karina Menzies was a victim of a series of hit and runs around the city, which left seventeen others injured.

Matthew Tvrdon admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained under the Mental Health Act. Alexandra Lodge reports.

Service to be held for Ely hit-and-run victims

A similar service was held after the incident last year Credit: PA/Tim Ireland

A service is being held to mark the anniversary of a hit-and-run tragedy in Cardiff last year. Karina Menzies was killed and eleven people were injured when a van driver went on a rampage through Ely last October.

Karina's family, members of the community and some of the victims will light candles at the Church of the Resurrection in Ely.

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Man arrested over Canton assault

A 24-year-old man from Ely has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a press appeal for information.

The incident happened in Cardiff outside the Admiral Napier pub in Canton.

He is being questioned in relation to an assault on a 37-year-old man in Cowbridge Road East at around 12.15am on Sunday.

Work underway at Ely Mill site

Work has begun at the former Ely Paper Mill, where there's been a £100m investment to create a housing development with up to 800 affordable homes.

The site, on the old Arjo Wiggins Teape paper mill on the banks of the Ely river, aims to address the shortage of affordable housing in Cardiff.

Around 60% of the homes will be available at below-market level rents.

Welsh building society, Principality, with a commercial loan from the Welsh Government, is behind the project.

The company says the site, which spreads over 53 acres, will be closely linked to a proposed primary school, existing health centre and community hospital.

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Minute's silence in Cardiff for Karina Menzies

Karina Menzies will be remembered at a Bonfire Night event in the Ely area of Cardiff Credit: Family / South Wales Police

A minute's silence will be held tonight in memory of a Cardiff woman who died during a series of alleged hit-and-runs in the city last month.

Speeches will be made before a special pink firework is launched for 31-year-old Karina Menzies at a Bonfire Night event in Ely.

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