The woman who died following the road traffic collision outside Ely Fire Station on Friday has been formally named as Karina Menzies, aged 31.
Hundreds gather to share their grief after Friday's hit-and-run incidents at a church service in Ely.Read the full story ›
Officers investigating the murder of a woman in Ely and several road traffic collisions in Cardiff on Friday have been given an extra 36 hours to question a 31 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder.
South Wales Police received the extension at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court that means he can be questioned until the early hours of Monday morning.
Two people remain in a critical condition in hospital after a series of hit and runs across Cardiff yesterday afternoon.
One of the victims was a 23 month old girl. Tonight, police are continuing to question a 31 year old man on suspicion of murder.
Hannah Thomas reports.
Rev Jan Gould is the vicar at the Church of the Resurrection in Ely.
"From the moment we found out about the incident, the church has been open, so people could come in, sit quietly or just talk" she told Hannah Thomas.
"One of the things that have struck us is just how many people want to come in and light a candle" she added.
"They don't want to talk - they're too numb and too shocked".
Tomorrow, a special service will be held at the church at 5pm, to provide "an opportunity for the whole community to come together, share their grief and find support".
Ely residents have reacted with shock to yesterday's hit-and-run collisions throughout Ely and Leckwith.
"We're all angry, we're upset, we're confused and we want answers" said longtime resident Kevin Coakley.
"Ely's a good place. I've lived here all my life. We're a good community, and the strength and support we had yesterday showed the community came together yet again".
A total of fourteen people were injured in Friday's hit-and-run collisions, police say.
One of the victims has died, believed to be Karina Menzies, although formal identification has yet to take place.
Two adults remain "critical but stable" in intensive care, while five children are still being treated.
"We are hopeful that some of those will be released from hospital as the weekend progresses" said a police spokesman.
A 23-month-old child is the youngest casualty, and the eldest is a 49-year-old woman.
A 31-year-old man is still being questioned over the collisions, which are being treated as a murder investigation.
The spokesman added that they are keeping "an open mind" about the circumstances of the collisions, but added there is "no suggestion" that anyone else was involved.
There is also witness evidence that a man got out of vehicle and physically assaulted victims, he said.
Police are also interested in any sightings of a white panelled van, or a 05-plated black Renault Clio which was seen driving on the wrong side of the road in Cardiff shortly before the incident.
There will be a short service on Sunday at 5pm at the Church of the Resurrection in Ely to pray for those affected by the events in Cardiff
A service of 'prayer and reflection' will be held tomorrow in Ely.
The priest-in-charge, the Revd Jan Gould, says it will be "an opportunity for the whole community to come together, share their grief and find support".
"Ely is a very close knit community and people here are wonderful at pulling together and supporting each other" she added.