A murder suspect is due in court on Friday (30 September) charged with killing Matalan co-workers Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons. Andrew Saunders is accused of killing the couple, aged 21 and 33 respectively, in a frenzied attack along Queen Street, Cardiff, on Wednesday after they finished their night shift.
Saunders, 20, from Castleton in Gwent, is due to appear before magistrates in the Welsh capital on Friday, South Wales Police said. Miss Morgan's family issued a tribute to her on Thursday, saying she was "a beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and auntie who had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody".
"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 all broken-hearted," they said.
Police arrested Saunders an hour after the attack, which happened at approximately 5.50am, and said the suspect and the victims knew each other. Following their deaths, Matalan Chief executive Jason Hargreaves said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm there was a fatal stabbing in Queen Street, Cardiff this morning.
"Police discovered the bodies of a man and a woman outside the premises at 6am and arrested one man, who is currently in police custody. Both of the victims worked at our Cardiff branch so understandably all of our colleagues are receiving our full support."