Thursday, 29 September 2016


Victims Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons worked together at the store and are believed to have been dating for several months.


Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan
Image Caption:Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan were killed near the Matalan store in Cardiff
A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of two Matalan employees who were stabbed in Cardiff.
Andrew Patrick Saunders is accused of killing 21-year-old Zoe Morgan and 33-year-old Lee Simmons.
Their bodies were found in Queen Street at 5.50am on Wednesday.
It is believed Miss Morgan, a window dresser, and Mr Simmons, a shop assistant, had been dating for four months.

Police at the scene in Queen Street, near Cardiff Castle after the bodies of a man and a woman were found in Cardiff city centre
Image Caption:Police at the scene in Queen Street near Cardiff Castle after the bodies were found
Miss Morgan's family issued a statement describing her as a "beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and auntie who had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody".
The family statement added: "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 broken hearted."
Saunders, from Castleton in Gwent, will appear before magistrates in Cardiff on Friday


Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murder over death of baby found 'unresponsive' on London bus


The three-month-old girl was found on the bus, in Stratford, east London
The three-month-old girl was found on the bus, in Stratford, east London CREDIT: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

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Aman and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a baby was found unresponsive on a London bus.
Police were called by paramedics after the three-month-old girl was found on the bus, in Stratford, east London, at 10.20am on Wednesday.
Scotland Yard said the child was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested at the hospital and a 52-year-old man was detained at an address in east London later on Wednesday.
The pair are being held in custody at separate police stations.
The girl has not been formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place on Friday.
The incident happened at the junction of High Street and Carpenters Road in Stratford, east London.
Police were called to the scene in Stratford, east London, on Wednesday morning
An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Major Crime Command under Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes.
He said: "The death of any child is tragic and we would appeal for anyone with information to please come forward as soon as possible to help with our inquiries."



Oxford parents warned after 14-year-old schoolgirl abducted and raped


The junction of Banbury Road and Marston Ferry Road in Oxford
The junction of Banbury Road and Marston Ferry Road in Oxford, where the girl was abducted CREDIT: SWNS
Parents around Oxford have been warned not to let their children walk to school alone after a 14-year-old schoolgirl was abducted from a busy street in the city and raped.
The girl was driven off and assaulted in a car by two men, before she was found nearly four hours later, knocking on doors for help in a nearby street.
Head teachers and police  urged pupils to take extra care as detectives said they had launched a “very large investigation” into the attack.

Cavendish Drive in Oxford where the abducted girl was found knocking on doors
Cavendish Drive in Oxford where the abducted girl was found knocking on doors following the alleged sexual assault CREDIT: SWNS
Detectives confirmed one line of inquiry was whether the assault on Wednesday morning was linked to a sex attack on another teenager a little over a mile away at the weekend.
Thames Valley police said the schoolgirl was wearing uniform when she was taken at 8.25am by two white men in a silver hatchback car, possible a Volkswagen, from the area of Marston Ferry Road and Banbury Road.
The victim did not know her attackers, and may have been “hugged” to get her into the car, rather than dragged off the street.
She was found by officers over a mile away, on Cavendish Drive, Marston, at midday after she had knocked on nearby houses seeking help. Builders working nearby said they had seen her sitting on a nearby wall before police and an ambulance arrived.
It is possible you may have witnessed this incident and may not have realised the severity of the situationDCI Simon Steel
Detectives said the girl is believed to have been raped inside the car while it was in the Summertown area and police forensics teams were last night trawling woodland along Marston Brook, close to where she was found.
Supt Christian Bunt, police commander for Oxford, said: “This is a very concerning incident for all involved and I appreciate that it must be very concerning for the public.
“In light of this we are stepping up patrols in the area to provide reassurance and there will be a very visible police presence whilst the investigation continues.”
“I would ask parents to consider the safety of their children and if they are walking to school make sure they try to keep in groups.
“I would also ask people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious”.
The area where the girl was taken contains several schools, including several prestigious private schools, and the road was very busy at the time, said residents.

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Val Heigink, 52, a receptionist at a hotel nearby, said: “It is very safe around here and at half eight in the morning is very busy. It's horrible - totally terrible.
"People around here will be so shocked. I'm shocked. It's every parents' worst nightmare. I'm speechless."
The abduction came just days after another sex attack on a young woman by two white men in a nearby suburb.

Police cordon close to where 14-year-old Oxford rape victim was found
Police search land close to where the victim was found CREDIT: NICOLA HARLEY
A 19-year-old woman was attacked by two white men just over a mile away in Headington in the early hours of Sunday morning.
She managed to escape the pair in their late teens or early 20s after being sexually assaulted.
Det Supt Chris Ward, head of Thames Valley Police major crimes unit, said: “There are a number of other inquiries going on in relation to this. One of those is to look at similar or other attacks that have happened.
“We are not linking this to anything else at the moment, but we are at a very early stage, should we do that, we will release that information. That’s part of the investigation.”