Cardiff ‘double murder’: Man and woman ‘stabbed to death’ outside shopping centre this morning

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dozens of police officers descended on Queen Street in Cardiff, Wales, this morning after the victims’ bodies were found

A young man has been arrested after two people were allegedly stabbed to death on one of Britain’s busiest shopping streets.

Dozens of police officers descended on Queen Street in Cardiff, Wales, after the victims’ bodies were found in the early hours of today.

Massive cordons have since been put up at the scene, with businesses forced to close and hundreds of shop and office workers sent home.

Further details of the incident are currently unclear, but reports suggest the man and woman were knifed to death in a horror attack.

A gruesome photo of the scene, near St David’s Shopping Centre, shows a massive pool of blood on the ground outside a Boots store.

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A massive pool of blood can be seen outside a Boots store in Queen Street, Cardiff

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The scene in Cardiff city centre following the alleged double stabbing

Police say a 20-year-old man from Newport has been arrested and they are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

An officer at the scene said the cordons will likely remain in place for ‘some time’, with affected shops including Waitrose, Santander bank and Poundland.

One local man, who was heading to work as police flooded the area, claimed the two victims were found at opposite sides of the road.

He said: “One of the victims was found outside Boots in a pool of blood – the other was just over the other side of the road outside Matalan. The police then arrived and sealed off the whole street and forensics officers set up a tent over the area.”

Emergency crews, including two police vans, arrived at the site shortly before 6am after the victims’ bodies were discovered, Wales Online reports.

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Dozens of uniformed police officers descended on the Queen Street area of Cardiff, Wales, today

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Reports suggest the man and woman were knifed to death in a horror attack

Three ambulances and three police cars were also dispatched to the area. More police later arrived at the scene, including forensic officers.

South Wales Police confirmed that a man and a woman died in the incident.

A force spokesman said: “South Wales Police is investigating the deaths of a man and woman, following the discovery of two bodies in Queen Street, Cardiff.

“Emergency Services attended the scene at approximately 05:50hrs on 28 September 2016.

“A man has been arrested and is currently in police custody and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident at this time.

“Further information will be released when available and appropriate.”

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The ambulance service have confirmed they were called to the scene this morning

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South Wales Police have confirmed that a man and a woman have died in the incident

He added: “In addition, there may be some disruption in Queen Street due to police cordons and we ask for the patience of the public while investigations are ongoing.”

Shop workers have described their shock at the alleged stabbing.

Sarah Ridings, team leader jewellery concessions at Matalan, told WalesOnline: “I don’t really know what’s going on.

“I manage a team of girls across Cardiff, but obviously most of our work is in Queen Street, which is closed.

“I’m trying to get in touch with head office and find out more and put a plan of action in place. it’s shocking.”

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South Wales Police said a man and a woman died in the incident

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Two ambulances, two police vans and three police cars were dispatched to the street after the discovery

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Reports suggest the pair were stabbed to death on the busy shopping street

A second Queen Street employee, who did not wish to be named, said she had been waiting with a group of her co-workers for hours.

She said: “The police have said that Queen Street will be closed for a couple of hours, if not all day.

“I’m waiting to hear whether we will be allowed to go to work at all day.”

Other store workers and bystanders were taking to social media this morning to express their concern at the incident.

One Twitter user posted an image of a police officer speaking to a member of the public, writing: “Queen Street in Cardiff is shut due to a stabbing last night.”

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A police investigation into the incident is ongoing

A second, called Ellis Tucker, tweeted: “Walked down Cardiff queen street this morning and it was closed with a lot of police there.”

He added that he had heard two people – possibly shop workers – were ‘stabbed and killed’.

A third user, Alex Evans, wrote: “Whole of Queen Street cordoned off this morning.”

She added that she hoped it wasn’t ‘something terrible’.

The ambulance service confirmed it was called to the scene this morning.

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Residents claimed two people – possibly shop workers – were ‘stabbed and killed’ in the incident

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Police stand guard at the scene following the victims’ deaths in the early hours of today

A spokesperson said: “We had a call at approximately 5.50am this morning, Wednesday 28 September 2016, to an incident in the Queen Street area of Cardiff.

“We sent a paramedic in a rapid response car, three emergency ambulances and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.”

Queen Street, which stretches half a mile, is visited by tens of thousands of shoppers every day.

Mirror Online has contacted South Wales Police for comment.

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