Mum, 54, stabbed to death during England’s quarter-final clash

A woman was stabbed to death in a gruesome street murder during England’s quarter-final match against Sweden on Saturday.

The 54-year-old died moments after the broad daylight attack said to have been witnessed by terrified neighbours, including young children.

Her 14-year-old son was also attacked at the new-build estate in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and remains in hospital, police said.

The attack happened on a new-build estate in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Picture: Google Maps)
The attack happened on a new-build estate in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Picture: South Beds News Agency/Fairley of Luton)

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officers investigating the killing are carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the close-knit community today.

‘My children saw what happened. They are only four and 14-years-old. My wife has been having panic attacks,’ a neighbour, who did not want to be named, said.

He described seeing the boy being taken to hospital by helicopter.

Detective superintendent Ian Hunter, head of the major crime unit, said: ‘I understand that this incident will cause concern in the community, but I would like to reassure people that we believe it to be an isolated incident.

‘We have launched a full investigation and have made an arrest.

‘We currently have a number of police officers at the scene carrying out enquiries, and I would encourage anyone with any questions to feel free to approach them.’

Friends left emotional messages and flowers near the home (Picture: South Beds News Agency/Fairley of Luton)

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: ‘Our officers were called at about 3.45pm on Saturday following reports of an assault in Wood White Drive at the junction of Peacock Lane.

‘Officers attended the scene where a 54-year-old woman had sustained stab wounds. Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘A 14-year-old boy was also injured as a result of the incident. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains.

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‘A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He is in police custody at this time.

‘Next of kin have now been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.’

In a separate incident, a young man was stabbed to death in Basildon, Essex, hours after England beat Sweden in the World Cup.

‘The investigation is in its early stages but at this time we believe this was a targeted and isolated incident,’ an Essex Police spokesman said.

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