Sunday, July 26, 2015

Man, 26, is arrested on suspicion of stabbing heavily pregnant 24-year-old mother-of-two to death in 'domestic incident'

  • Nadia Khan, 24, was found dead at home yesterday afternoon
  • Man, 26, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the mother-of-two 
  • Mrs Khan found at property in Manningham area of city in West Yorkshire
  • She was believed to have been six months pregnant with her third child
  • Two other children were inside house when their mother was killed
Police have today arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old mother-of-two who was six months pregnant.

Nadia Khan and her unborn child died after she was stabbed in the chest at her home in Bradford yesterday.

Her two young children were also believed to have been in the house during the attack, which is being described as a 'domestic incident'.

Police were hunting a man who fled the scene in the Manningham area of the city yesterday afternoon and arrested the 26-year-old suspect this morning.

West Yorkshire Police Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus said: 'At around 3am this morning detectives arrested a 26-year-old man from the Bradford Moor area of the city.

'He was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this morning.

'I can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.'
Mrs Khan had two children, said to be a boy and a girl aged four and three. They believed to have been in the house when the stabbing took place.

Following the arrest, the street outside her house remains closed off as forensic teams continue their investigation.

Officers were working inside and outside the property and took away several items away for further testing.  

A distraught friend, 42, who did not want to be named, said: ‘She was a very good girl. She was just talking to me last night about going to Ikea on Monday. I was going to take her.
‘I cannot believe it. She was so sweet, always laughing and joking.’

Family friend Abdul Khan, 24, said: ‘She was a nice woman, who kept herself to herself. It is so bad.’

Officers wearing forensic suits are carrying out a detailed search inside the terraced house. 

A murder investigation has now been launched by West Yorkshire Police, and the death is expected to cause a 'considerable amount of distress and upset amongst the local community'

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dunkerley, from the force's homicide and major enquiry team, said: 'The body of a woman was found by police and paramedics inside a property on Holker Street.

'She had suffered fatal stab wounds. While the murder investigation is at an early stage we are treating this as a domestic related incident. Enquiries are currently ongoing to trace a man in connection with the death.'

I cannot believe it. She was so sweet, always laughing and joking
Friend of victim Nadia Khan 
He added: 'This was a very serious incident and will understandably cause a considerable amount of distress and upset amongst the local community.

 To reassure local people we have increased patrols by neighbourhood officers in the area and I do not believe there is any wider danger to members of the public.'

Manningham - located in the north of the city - housed a large number of industrial workers in Victorian times, but later became a popular area for immigrants from Eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent from the 1950s.

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