Karina Menzies
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Cardiff hit-and-run community 'need closure'

The van driver who killed a mother-of-three and injured 17 other people in a series of hit-and-run incidents around Cardiff is due to be sentenced later.

Matthew Tvrdon, 32, drove his van on an eight-mile "journey of mayhem" lasting 30 minutes on 19 October 2012.

Karina Menzies, 31, died when she was hit by the van near Ely fire station.

Tvrdon, who has paranoid schizophrenia, has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Cardiff Crown Court.

He has also admitted seven counts of attempted murder and other charges including three counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

The Rev Jan Gould, vicar of Church of the Resurrection in Ely, said the tragedy had brought the community closer.

Cardiff hit-and-runs sentencing due

  • 06 Jun 2013