Matthew Tvrdon has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cardiff Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Karina Menzies and 13 counts of attempted murder during series of hit and runs in Cardiff on Friday.

The 31-year-old looked relaxed as he was released from his handcuffs and brought into the courtroom.

Unshaven and wearing a black jumper, he was asked to confirm that he was of no fixed address.

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Matthew Tvrdon is charged with murder, 13 counts of attempted murder, four counts of actual bodily harm and one of dangerous driving.

"Unfortunately, at the moment I was between moving out," he told the court in a calm voice.

Tvrdon spoke with a soft Cardiff accent as he confirmed his date of birth as November 13 1980.

Catrin Evans, prosecuting, said Tvrdon is charged with murder, 13 counts of attempted murder, four counts of actual bodily harm and one of dangerous driving.

"They should be sent to the Crown Court along with the dangerous driving, which was the first incident that occurred."

She said he would appear at Newport Crown Court at 10am tomorrow via video-link.

She argued against granting him bail and said there had been "concerns" about his mental health.

She said that since his arrest he had been to the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend for psychological assessment.

He will appear at Newport Crown Court on Tuesday.

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  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    The van believed to be carrying Matthew Tvrdon, 31, leaves Cardiff Magistrates' Court after he appeared accused of murdering a mother-of-three and attempting to murder 13 other pedestrians, including seven children, in a hit-and-run rampage.

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    Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Matthew Tvrdon, 31, in the dock at Cardiff Magistrates' Court, Cardiff, where he appeared accused of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in a hit-and-run van rampage.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    The van believed to be carrying Matthew Tvrdon, 31, leaves Cardiff Magistrates' Court after he appeared accused of murdering a mother-of-three and attempting to murder 13 other pedestrians, including seven children, in a hit-and-run rampage.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    The van believed to be carrying Matthew Tvrdon, 31, leaves Cardiff Magistrates' Court after he appeared accused of murdering a mother-of-three and attempting to murder 13 other pedestrians, including seven children, in a hit-and-run rampage.

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    A special service of prayer at The Church of the Resurrection on Grand Avenue in Ely, Cardiff, for the victims of a series of hit-and-run incidents that happened on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

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    Mourners during a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    People leave following a special service of prayer at The Church of the Resurrection on Grand Avenue in Ely, Cardiff, for the victims of a series of hit-and-run incidents on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    Candles lit during a special service of prayer at The Church of the Resurrection on Grand Avenue in Ely, Cardiff, for the victims of a series of hit-and-run incidents on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

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    Craig Menzies is embraced by a wellwisher following a special service of prayer at The Church of the Resurrection on Grand Avenue in Ely, Cardiff, for the victims, including his sister Karina Menzies, of a series of hit-and-run incidents on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    Floral tributes outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, where Karina Menzies, 32, was killed in a multiple hit and run incident which also saw seven children and four adults were among those injured.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    Mourners place flowers ahead of a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

  • Cardiff hit and run incident

    Craig Menzies after a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for his sister Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

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    Mourners place flowers ahead of a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

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    Mourners place flowers ahead of a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.

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    Mourners during a tribute held by the local community outside the Fire Station in Ely, Cardiff, for Karina Menzies who was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Friday afternoon in the Welsh capital.