Monday, 19 December 2016


Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33, had been dating for four months after meeting at the clothes shop.


Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan
Image Caption:Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan were in a relationship
A man has admitted murdering a couple who were stabbed to death outside the Matalan shop where they worked.
Andrew Saunders, 20, pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to killing Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33.
The couple were found dead close to the Matalan store in Cardiff city centre on 28 September.
Saunders, of no fixed address, spoke only to confirm his name before he was remanded in custody.

Flowers left outside the Cardiff store after the couple's killings
Image Caption:Flowers left outside the Cardiff store after the killings
Miss Morgan, who worked as a window dresser, had just graduated from the University of South Wales with an honours degree in fashion marketing and retail design.
After her death, her family said: "She was taken away from us tragically, too soon, and has left a massive hole in our lives that will never be filled.
"Zoe will always be in our hearts forever and always. We are all broken-hearted."

Ms Morgan, 21, had just graduated from the University of South Wales
Image Caption:Miss Morgan, 21, had recently graduated from university
Miss Morgan and Mr Simmons are thought to have struck up a relationship while working together at Matalan and had been dating for four months.
Saunders will be sentenced by Mrs Justice Nicola Davies in 2017.
Prosecutor Michael Jones said Mrs Justice Davies will have to watch "disturbing" CCTV of the attack.
He told the court: "The footage is disturbing but it is important evidence be seen by the judge."