Man charged with murder after man dies and woman seriously injured in Cardiff

Police were called to reports of a serious assault at a property on Cypress Crescent. Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a man has died and a woman was seriously injured following an incident in Cardiff, police said.

South Wales Police say 21-year-old Garvey Gayle is accused of murdering 54-year-old Michael Gayle, and the attempted murder of a 50-year-old woman, who remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Mr Gayle will appear before Cardiff Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

Officers were called to an address in Cypress Crescent in the St Mellons area of the city on Friday evening to reports of a serious assault.

A woman was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A force spokesman said: "Detectives are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, however, they are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet given an account to police to come forward." 

Officers were called to an address in Cypress Crescent in the St Mellons area of the city on Friday

The family of Michael Gayle, who died following a serious assault in St Mellons, described him as a “gentle, loving” family man.

His family said: “Michael was a gentle, loving man who doted on his lifelong partner, Amanda, and their four children.

“He was an adoring grandad with the kindest heart, whose smile always lit up the room. Michael enjoyed a private life with his family close at all times. 

“Michael’s way of life did not associate with death - he believed life is eternal. Although we will soon be laying him to rest, it was important to him that we know he is forever present and his soul lives on. We take peace from that. 

“He spent his life loving, guiding and protecting us. We thank everyone for their heartfelt messages at this difficult time and we appreciate your support.”

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Any witnesses who have not yet given an account to police, or anyone with information which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact officers on 101.