Mother who was eight months pregnant is stabbed, but delivers baby before dying; infant in critical condition
London mayor Sadiq Khan took to Twitter to comment on the murder, saying there is no place for violence against women in his city.
A 26-year-old eight-month pregnant woman in Croydon, south London, was stabbed to death on Saturday, and a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The paramedics who arrived at the residential address, delivered the baby as she was dying, and the infant currently in hospital is in "critical condition."
The tweets from Metropolitan police revealed that police officials and the London ambulance service were called in at 3.30am on Saturday, and it was reported that a woman was in cardiac arrest. They reached the house in the residential neighborhood of Thornton Heath's Raymead Avenue only to discover that she had suffered stab injuries.
The Metropolitan police have launched an investigation, and DCI Mick Norman, who is leading the inquiries, was quoted as saying, "This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill. Our sympathies go out to her devastated family; they are being supported by specially trained officers following this awful event, and I would ask that they are left alone at this time as they come to terms with the enormity of what has happened."
Anyone with any information should contact police on the dedicated Incident Room number of 0208 7214005, or ring 101 quoting CAD 1358/29 Jun or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 29, 2019
“A large crime scene is in place and is likely to be in place for some time. Residents should be aware that if they have any concerns or information they would like to share with us, that they can speak to any of the officers there, or call our incident room, said Norman, adding, "At the forefront of our inquiries is understanding what exactly has lead to these tragic circumstances, and we are doing everything we can to establish the facts.”
London mayor Sadiq Khan took to Twitter to comment on the murder, saying, "Violence against women has no place in our city, and horrific murders in the home like this show the scale of the problem we face. My heart goes out to this innocent child, and to the mother they have so tragically lost. @MetPoliceUK are investigating - please help if you can."