Four suspects charged over fatal Cardiff stabbing

1 August 2018, 13:32

Malachi Thomas

A fourth person has been charged over the murder of a young man in Cardiff.

Armed police were called to a house in Grangetown just before 2am on Monday.

They found the victim, Malaciah Thomas, 20, had died after suffering multiple stab wounds.

Saif Shahzad, Christopher Griffiths, Daniel Roberts, and Awez Jamshaid, have all been charged with his murder.

Police say they are "not actively looking for anyone else in connection with this incident".

Following the murder shocked neighbours told Heart how they saw a forensic tent outside a house on Corporation Road.

Neil, who lives on the next road over, said: "I noticed the road was cordoned off, and there was a white tent in the front garden of someone's house.

"A lady said she thought she saw a body on a stretcher."

Another neighbour added: "It's a shock for it to happen, and it's not a nice feeling."

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan said: "The response from the community has been extremely positive and we thank those who have provided information and CCTV.

"The early stages of the investigation involved us closing a number of roads for forensic examination and we want to say thank you for the patience and understanding shown by local residents.

"Our investigation continues and we would appeal for anyone with information regarding this incident, who has not yet come forward to please call South Wales Police."

Superintendent Joanna Maal, head of operations, in Cardiff, added: "Knife crime has risen across the country, and we are not an exception to that. 

"The awful effects of knife crime are obvious, and for every individual involved in an incident there are family members and friends who will themselves be devastated. 

"If you know anyone carrying or using knives please call us or the independent charity Crimestoppers, where you can remain anonymous."