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Eight month pregnant woman, 26, is stabbed to death but baby SURVIVES

Eight month pregnant woman, 26, is stabbed to death but baby SURVIVES after being delivered at the scene and is critical condition in hospital

An eight-month pregnant mother was stabbed to death in south London as her baby was delivered at the scene last night, the police said.

The 26-year-old’s baby was delivered at the scene after the Met and London Ambulance service rushed to Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath at 3.30am on Saturday.

The mother could not be saved despite the efforts of paramedics and she died at the address.

The infant remains in hospital in critical condition as a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Officers were called to Raymead Avenue in Thornton Heath at 3.30am on Saturday after the pregnant woman was fatally stabbed

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman said: ‘This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill.

‘Our sympathies go out to her devastated family; they are being supported by specially trained officers following this awful event, and I would ask that they are left alone at this time as they come to terms with the enormity of what has happened.

‘A large crime scene is in place, and is likely to be in place for some time.’ 

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