Pregnant woman, 26, stabbed to death as baby fights for life in hospital

A HEAVILY pregnant woman was today stabbed to death in London – and her baby is fighting for life in hospital.

Emergency services rushed to Thornton Heath, Croydon, to reports of a stabbing at 3.30am on Saturday.

The woman, 26, was in cardiac arrest and her child was delivered at the scene.

Cops have not released the gender of the baby who is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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.

“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.

Residents should be aware that if they have any concerns, or information they would like to share with us, that they can speak to any of the officers there, or call our incident room on 020 8721 4005.

“Alternatively please use the anonymous methods of reporting information to the police, such as Crimestoppers, if you wish.

“At the forefront of our enquiries is understanding what exactly has lead to these tragic circumstances, and we are doing everything we can to establish the facts.”