Cardiff hit-and-runs latest: Two people fighting for life as police launch new appeal
Two people remain in a critical condition following a series of hit-and-runs across Cardiff that left one woman dead and 13 injured.
Nine of the victims are still in hospital, including five children, following the carnage at five locations in the city on Friday afternoon.
Witnesses say pedestrians were deliberately targeted by a man driving a white van in Ely and Leckwith between 3.30pm and 4pm.
Detectives interviewing a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder today revealed at a police press conference that he is also believed to have assaulted people outside his van, possibly with a weapon which is yet to be found.
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A woman named locally as Karina Menzies, 32, was fatally struck down outside the fire station at Cowbridge Road West.
Officers seized a white Iveco van and today also appealed for information about a black Renault Clio being driven on the wrong side of the road around the same time, which is being linked to the incidents.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley said: "Yesterday afternoon during rush-hour a series of tragic events unfolded across the city at multiple scenes, resulting in multiple victims with multiple injuries.
"Tragically one of these victims, a 32-year-old woman, has died following a collision outside Ely fire station.
"The woman has not yet been formally identified but her family are being supported by a family liaison officer and our thoughts are with them.
"A 31-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of murder and, while we are keeping an open mind, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with these incidents.
"This is a murder investigation and an incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central police station.
"We are now in the process of unravelling the traumatic events that took place yesterday and I have a number of appeals I wish to make.
"Firstly, I am appealing for information in relation to a black 05 plate Renault Clio that was seen driving on the wrong side of the road on Western Avenue, near Tesco Extra. This vehicle may be linked to this incident.
"Secondly, we want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Cowbridge Road West, in particular near the police station and fire station, Leckwith Road and the petrol station at Asda near the Cardiff City Stadium yesterday between 3.25pm and 4pm who saw a white van.
"Thirdly, please contact us with any other information you have in relation to these incidents, no matter how insignificant you think it might be."
Superintendent Julian Williams said: "The incidents that occurred yesterday shocked and frightened not only those involved but also the wider community.
"Our hearts go out to the victims, families, friends and others involved and our officers will continue to support them.
"I would also like to praise the community who have rallied round and worked together to support those affected and have shown togetherness in the way they are trying to cope with what has happened."
Around 70 officers are working on the investigation.
Of the 14 casualties, nine are still receiving treatment at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, including two adults who are described as being in a critical but stable condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call a dedicated telephone line at South Wales Police on 0800 096 0095.