Heavily pregnant woman murdered in London
Paramedics delivered her baby, which remains in a critical condition
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