Heavily pregnant woman murdered in London

Paramedics delivered her baby, which remains in a critical condition

Police reported a man was firing a machinegun from a balcony. Metropolitan Police
Police reported a man was firing a machinegun from a balcony. Metropolitan Police

A heavily pregnant woman has been stabbed to death in London. Her child was delivered by paramedics and remains in a critical conditions, police said.

The 26-year-old woman, who was eight months pregnant, was found by officers at 3.30am local time at an address in Croydon, South London suffering from stab wounds. A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The UK capital has seen a spate of stabbings in 2019.

"This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill,” said Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman.

“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,” he added.

A police statement said they were keeping an open mind to the motive.

The spate of stabbings have led to US president Donald Trump calling London mayor Sadiq Khan a "disaster" as part of their long-running feud.

Published: June 30, 2019 12:08 AM

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