16-year-old girl charged with attempted murder after alleged assault in Bute Park

Police cordoned off large areas of Cardiff's Bute Park as part of their investigations Credit: Media Wales

A 16-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following an alleged attack in a Cardiff park.

The girl, who cannot be named because of her age, appeared before Cardiff Youth Court on Wednesday afternoon.

She is one of three people to have been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Bute Park at about 1am on July 20.

A 54-year-old man remains in a life-threatening condition at the University Hospital of Wales following the alleged assault at around 1am last Tuesday, South Wales Police said.

The girl spoke only to confirm her name, address and date of birth during the short hearing on Wednesday.

She did not indicate a plea to the charge against her and no application for bail was made.

Magistrates remanded the girl in youth detention accommodation ahead of her next court appearance.

Three people have been charged in connection with the incident Credit: Media Wales

Jane Anning, chair of the bench, told the girl: "You are going to be remanded to secure accommodation to appear in Cardiff Crown Court on August 23 for a first hearing."

Two men - Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee William Strickland, 36, both from Cardiff - appeared at Cardiff Magistrates' Court also charged with attempted murder on Monday and were remanded in custody until their next hearing, also on August 23.

South Wales Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wales said: "No matter how minor the information might seem, it could be crucial to our investigation.

"In particular, we'd like to hear from anyone who was in Bute Park during the very early hours of Tuesday, July 20.

"Specifically we want to speak to anyone who was near the Millennium footbridge, which links Bute Park to Sophia Gardens, between midnight and 1.20am."