The family of a 93-year-old great-grandmother who died after being hit by a police van in Cardiff have paid tribute to her – saying “she always had a smile of her face”.
Winnie Greaves had seventeen great grandchildren. She was born in Cardiff and as a young woman worked at the Ely Paper Mill.
On Saturday evening, around 5.20pm, emergency services were called to Merthyr Road in Whitchurch following an incident involving Mrs Greaves and a police van.
Mrs Greaves was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where she died.
The incident has been referred to The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Her family said the 93-year-old was married to Cliff for 52 years, until he died in 1998.
The IOPC is appealing for witnesses and any dashcam footage of the incident involving the South Wales Police van and Mrs Greaves.
It says initial information suggests Winnie Greaves had been “trying to cross the road, and the police van, which had its headlights on, was not responding to an incident”.