Boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of murder after woman, 25, is stabbed to death in street

COPS have arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death in the street last night.

The 25-year-old died after she was knifed near St George's Way, on Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants, at 8.30pm.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics the woman died from her injuries at the scene, say local cops.

Police say a 27-year-old man and the young teen have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Pete Long said: “This was an extremely tragic incident. I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“A large team of detectives have been working on this case around the clock and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued as part of this fast-paced investigation.

“This incident has really shocked the Rushden community, many of whom were on the scene last night.

"I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward.

"Likewise, if anyone has any information about last night’s events or any dashcam footage of the area at the time, please come forward."

Wellingborough Road is expected to be sealed off for the rest of the day while forensic teams scour the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Increased police patrols will also be taking place in the area to reassure the local community.

Anyone with information can contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.

 

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