A British mum of two was stabbed to death as she tried to break up a knife fight, it has been claimed.
A 25-year-old woman, named locally as Levi Davis, died in the street in Rushden, Northamptonshire, on Saturday evening.
She was stabbed near St George’s Way at about 8.30pm (local time) and, despite receiving treatment from paramedics, died at the scene.
A 27-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.
Northamptonshire Police later said the 13-year-old had been released with no further action to be taken against him.
A second 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of the first 27-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police have confirmed.
According to her Facebook page, Ms Davis, a mother-of-two, worked as support staff at Lenord Cheshire Disability and worked in the British Army.
A woman who knew Ms Davis, but who did not want to be named, said: “What I've been told is two lads were getting into a stabby fight.
“She tried to get in the middle and she got stabbed.
“It's awful that she died like this. I can't say any more but everyone who knew her is absolutely gutted.”
Another woman said the victim was “amazing”.
“She was lovely and didn't deserve this,” she said.
Other neighbours had earlier described the tragedy as a “mugging gone wrong”.
Increased police patrols will be on the streets to help reassure the local community, police said.
Local Detective Inspector Pete Long said: “This was an extremely tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and 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 inquiry 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, and I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward with your information.”
Inspector Long also urged anyone with dash-cam footage of the area at the time to contact police.
- Yahoo UK
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