Woman, 29, dies from stab wounds after fleeing house as murder probe launched

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A 29-year-old woman who was seen fleeing from a house in Stoke has died from stab wounds following a disturbance inside a property on Friday.

The victim was discovered with stab wounds in the Staffordshire town centre on November 6.

Neighbours reported seeing a woman flee a house in Leigh Street, Burslem just before 5pm and contacted authorities.

It is understood the woman, a 29-year-old, was immediately rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Staffordshire Police detective have since launched a probe and confirmed a 39-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The force said "formal identification is yet to take place" but the woman's family have been informed and are with "specially trained officers."

A spokesman urged the public to "respect their privacy" and not "speculate as to her identity" at this present time.

June Cartwright, who lives near to the scene, described the woman’s death is an "awful thing to have happened" and said the whole community is shocked.

She said: "This is such an awful thing to have happened and the community is in shock."

Ms Cartwright added that her thoughts "are with the woman’s family" at this dreadful time.

In a statement, Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "A man from the Bournemouth area has been arrested in connection with the death and is in custody.

"Formal identification of the deceased woman is yet to take place.

"The woman's family are being supported by specially trained officers at this time and we would kindly urge people to respect their privacy and not to speculate as to her identity or the circumstances of the case as enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 referring to incident 430 of November 6.

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