Man and woman are arrested for murder after woman in her 30s stabbed to death at house

Man and woman are arrested for murder after woman in her 30s was found stabbed to death at house in early hours

  • A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder in Margate, Kent
  • Another woman, in her 30s, was found with stab wounds in early hours of today 
  • The pair were arrested at scene and the woman died in hospital soon afterwards
  • Kent Police appealed for witnesses and others with information to contact them

A man and woman have been arrested in Margate on suspicion of murder after a woman was fatally stabbed at a house in the early hours of this morning.

Police and paramedics were called to an address in the Kent seaside town, where they found the victim critically injured with severe stab wounds. 

The woman, who was in her 30s, was immediately taken to hospital by ambulance but was sadly pronounced dead soon after she arrived.

Police in Kent launched a murder investigation and arrested a man aged in his 30s and woman in her 20s at the scene on suspicion of murder. 

The woman was further arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Police stated that the parties were known to each other.

A man and woman have been arrested in Margate, Kent, on suspicion of murder after a woman was fatally stabbed at a house in the early hours of this morning (Pictured: The police cordon at the scene)

A man and woman have been arrested in Margate, Kent, on suspicion of murder after a woman was fatally stabbed at a house in the early hours of this morning (Pictured: The police cordon at the scene)

A police officer guards the crime scene in Margate, Kent, where a woman was found with fatal stab injuries in the early hours of the morning

A police officer guards the crime scene in Margate, Kent, where a woman was found with fatal stab injuries in the early hours of the morning

Forensic officers pictured at the address in Margate, Kent, where the woman sustained fatal stab injuries

Forensic officers pictured at the address in Margate, Kent, where the woman sustained fatal stab injuries

The alarm was raised soon after 3am with a 999 call for an ambulance. Police were also contacted and swiftly came to the scene in Elfrida Close, Margate.

A spokesman for Kent Police said that the victim had suffered fatal injuries consistent with stab wounds.

‘Witnesses are being sought after officers made two arrests in connection with a murder of a woman in Margate,’ said the spokesman.

‘Police was called at around 3.10am on Saturday 16 July 2022 to a report that a woman had been assaulted at a private property in Elfrida Close.

‘Officers attended the address with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the victim, a woman aged in her 30s, was located with injuries consistent with stab wounds. She was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

A forensic tent in the front garden of the address in Margate, Kent, where a woman was apparently stabbed to death

A forensic tent in the front garden of the address in Margate, Kent, where a woman was apparently stabbed to death

Police were called shortly after 3am and swiftly came to the scene in Elfrida Close (pictured), in Margate, Kent, where they found a woman with fatal stab wounds

Police were called shortly after 3am and swiftly came to the scene in Elfrida Close (pictured), in Margate, Kent, where they found a woman with fatal stab wounds

‘Investigators from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate arrested a man aged in his 30s on suspicion of murder and a woman aged in her 20s was also arrested on suspicion of murder and assisting an offender.

‘Both remain in custody while inquiries at the scene continue. It is believed that the victim and the suspects were known to each other.

‘Officers have already spoken with several potential witnesses but believe there are several people who have important information who are yet to get in contact.

‘Anyone with information which can assist, including eyewitnesses and anyone with privately held CCTV or dashcam footage recorded in the area, are urged to contact Kent Police. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by using the online form on their website here.’

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