Cardiff stabbings: Man charged with murder of two Matalan workers

Staff visibly emotional outside store as bosses choose not to reopen 

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A man has been charged with the murders of two Matalan workers killed in Cardiff. 

Andrew Patrick Saunders was arrested after the bodies of 21-year-old Zoe Morgan and her 33-year-old boyfriend Lee Simmons were found on the city’s Queen Street. 

They were discovered near the Matalan store two hours before the shop was due to open at 8am. 

Saunders, a 20-year-old from the Castleton area of Gwent, is thought to have known the victims and was arrested within an hour of the murders being reported. 

Detective Superintendent Ceri Hughes said: "What happened to Zoe and Lee is an absolute tragedy. Their families are devastated. Our thoughts remain with them. This has shocked the community of Cardiff.

"We are still appealing for anybody who saw what happened to contact us if they have not been spoken to by police."

"We are very conscious that people who witnessed the incident may be traumatised. We can signpost those affected to a range of support services."

Matalan bosses decided not to open the Queen Street store after the victims’ co-workers were seen fighting back tears outside.