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Cardiff hit-and-runs: "People are too numb and shocked to talk"

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".


Cardiff hit-and-runs: "We're angry, we're upset and we're confused"

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".

Cardiff hit-and-runs: 14 casualties in total

Floral tributes outside Ely Fire station where a 32-year-old woman was killed and several others were injured. Credit: ITV News

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.

Cardiff hit-and-runs: church service to be held

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.

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