South East Wales

Man, 86, hit by train arrested over alleged murder in Cardiff

Fairfax Road, Heath Image copyright Wales News Service

An 86-year-old man who was injured after being struck by a train in Cardiff has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of his wife.

The body of Margaret Mayer, 85, was found at an address in Fairfax Road, Heath, on Thursday.

On the same day Angus Mayer, 86, was hurt after being struck by a train at Cardiff Central at about 12:30 BST.

South Wales Police confirmed it has arrested the man who is in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.

'Very sad'

Officers discovered Mrs Mayer's body after the train incident.

Neighbour Brian Parry, 79, said: "They were a very nice couple, very much in love", adding that Mrs Mayer had been treated for dementia.

"I am absolutely shocked and this is very sad for everyone that knew them."

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