A mother was stabbed to death in front of her toddler son in Suffolk.
Neighbours spoke of their horror after witnessing the aftermath of the attack that the child, understood to be roughly three years old, witnessed in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket, on Thursday.
A 28-year-old-man was today arrested on suspicion of murder.
A mother was stabbed to death in front of her toddler son in Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket. Pictured: Police at the property
A neighbour who lives next-door to the woman said she looked after the toddler after the stabbing.
She said: ‘The man who lived there was holding their little boy and he said the woman had been stabbed.
‘I just felt for the little boy to be honest, he just kept saying “poor mummy”.
Police were called just after 9.30pm on Thursday to reports that the woman had been stabbed. Pictured: A police cordon at the scene
‘I looked after the little boy until gone midnight and his dad came and picked him up, he was with CID.
‘When I walked past the door I could see the man on the floor with police all around him with the knife.’
Other neighbours spoke of their shock. Rory Collinson said: ‘It was chaos.
‘The helicopter was overhead and police cars were everywhere, it was complete madness.’
Police were called just after 9.30pm on Thursday to reports that the woman had been stabbed.
Police, paramedics and the air ambulance attended but the woman died at the scene.
Police believe that the man and women were known to each other.
Police, paramedics and the air ambulance attended but the woman died at the scene. Pictured: Police at the scene
A cordon remains in place at the property and roads are closed off.
The man has been taken to a Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds for questioning.
A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: ‘Police have arrested a 28 year old man on suspicion of murder and he has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police investigation Centre for questioning.
‘Enquiries are on-going into the incident and investigations are at an early stage but it is believed that the parties involved were known to each other.’
Police believe that the man and women were known to each other. Pictured: A general view of Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket