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Cardiff hit-and-run attacks: Matthew Tvrdon was ‘out to kill’

Matthew Tvrdon, the van driver who caused carnage as he rampaged across Cardiff in a white van admitted he was out to kill, a court has heard. Tvrdon said he was out to kill adults but not children. The 31-year-old is being sentenced today over the series of hit-and-run attacks that killed mum-of-three Karina Menzies. Parents have told Cardiff Crown …

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Cardiff hit-and-run rampage: Dramatic video of the moment police captured Matthew Tvrdon

Dramatic CCTV footage of the moment police caught hit-and-run killer Matthew Tvrdon has been released by police. The video shows police chasing the white van in which Tvrdon had rampaged through the streets of Cardiff – killing mum-of-three Karina Menzies and leaving 13 others injured. Tvrdon, 31, will be sentenced this afternoon at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting manslaughter on …

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Karina Menzies’ family pay tribute to doting mum as Tvrdon’s victims speak of ‘terrible ordeal’

The family of Karina Menzies spoke today of the “gaping hole” her death has left in their lives, as a court was told details of the horrific afternoon during which she was killed by hit-and-run driver Matthew Tvrdon. In a statement read on the steps of Cardiff Crown Court, Ms Menzies’ sister Samantha described Karina as “a doting mum who …

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Cardiff hit-and-run: Medics discharged Matthew Tvrdon just one year before deadly rampage

Medics discharged Cardiff hit and run killer Matthew Tvrdon from psychiatric services and thought him well enough to stop taking medication, a court has heard. But Tvrdon was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and heard voices in his head on the day he tore through the Welsh capital in a white van deliberately targeting pedestrians. He thought some of those he …

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Meet the first baby boy named after Cardiff City’s Championship-winning football team

Meet Aaron Craig Mackay Jenkins – a baby boy named in honour of Cardiff’s historic Championship-winning football side. The two-week-old tot has already attended nearly an entire season’s games as die-hard City fan mum Esther Jenkins didn’t miss a single home game while pregnant – and went on most away trips as well. By the time Aaron was born on …

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Swansea beats Cardiff in league table for women on boards

Swansea has outpaced Cardiff  in appointing women to company directorships in the past year. The city came 64th among the  top 100 UK towns for female  director appointments last  year, well ahead of Cardiff  which came in 81st place. The percentage of female directors in Swansea in 2012 was  31%. Newport recorded a figure of 30.6% and Cardiff just  28.5% …

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No trial for van driver who admitted killing mum-of-three in Cardiff hit-and-run

A van driver who admitted killing a mum-of-three and attempting to murder seven others in a chaotic hit-and-run spree will not stand trial. Matthew Tvrdon, 31, has denied murdering Cardiff mum Karina Menzies, who was also 31, when he knocked her down with his white van last October, but admitted her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. During a …

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Cardiff Institute for the Blind appoint new director of operations

Cardiff  Institute for the Blind, a charity that provides services to partially sighted and blind people across South Wales, has appointed Kieran Harris, pictured, as its new director of operations. Mr Harris, 39, has nearly 20 years’ experience in the public, private and third sector. He has led marketing campaigns for international tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon, managed community relations …

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Throwing money at A&Es ‘will not solve problems’

Thowing money at Wales’ beleaguered AE departments will not solve the problems that surround emergency care in South Wales, a senior consultant has said. Dr Mark Poulden, a consultant in emergency medicine with ABMU Health Board, said that money alone would not help with the pressures faced by emergency units as there would still not be the doctors there to …

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