Eight months pregnant woman, 26, is stabbed to death at home but her baby SURVIVES and is in a critical condition in hospital as she becomes 64th London murder victim this year
- Emergency services rushed to Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath last night
- Heavily pregnant mother, 26, could not be saved despite paramedics’ attempts
- The baby was delivered at the scene but remains in critical condition in hospital
- 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of London’s 64th murder this year
An eight months pregnant woman was stabbed to death as her baby survived after being delivered at the scene in south London last night.
A neighbour identified Kellymary Fauvrelle, 26, whose baby was saved after the Met and London Ambulance Service rushed to Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath at 3.30am on Saturday.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of London’s 64th murder this year, after the mother died at the scene.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: ‘Violence against women has no place in our city, and horrific murders in the home like this show the scale of the problem we face.’
A neighbour identified Kellymary Fauvrelle, 26, as the victim who was stabbed to death at Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath in the early hours of Saturday morning
An ultrasound image uploaded to the mother’s Facebook page in February saying she had been expecting this summer
An image from Kellymary Fauvrelle’s Facebook profile taken in April last year
An officer stands outside the address as a police cordon was set up while forensics officers searched the property
Khan’s tweet continued: ‘My heart goes out to this innocent child, and to the mother they have so tragically lost.’
Ms Fauvrelle was a keen motorcyclist and shared an image of an ultrasound in February, saying ‘looks like riding season is on hold for me this year.’
On her Facebook bio she wrote: ‘4 wheels move the body…but… 2 wheels move the soul.’
In March last year she passed her bus driving test ‘with pretty much full marks’ with Arriva London – who operate Transport for London’s buses.
One friend commented: ‘The only way is UP, well done Kelly.’
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.
The address on Saturday evening after the mother was killed in the early hours of the morning
Officers were called to Raymead Avenue in Thornton Heath at 3.30am on Saturday after the pregnant woman was fatally stabbed
Forensics bags outside the crime scene at Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath
The death of the 26-year-old mother marks London’s 64th murder his year following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Shepherd’s Bush on Wednesday
‘A large crime scene is in place, and is likely to be in place for some time.’
The mother is the 64th murder victim this year in the blood-drenched capital.
Yusuf Mohamed became London’s 63rd murder victim of the year when he was stabbed to death in Shepherd’s Bush on Wednesday – despite witnesses claiming he put his arms up to show the attackers he wasn’t armed.
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