- Emergency services called to street in Solihull, Birmingham in early hours
- Two women were found with stab wounds and died at the scene, police say
- Detectives are now hunting a suspect who is the younger woman's ex-boyfriend
- Neighbours heard screaming before seeing a man jump into a van and drive off
- A suspected killer is being sought by police after the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend and her mother in a suburban street.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in Solihull, Birmingham shortly after midnight last night and found Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother, Khaola Saleem, 49, dying from stab wounds.
Detectives are desperately hunting 21-year-old Janbaz Tarin, Ms Oudeh's ex-boyfriend, and have appealed for help from the public.
Officers are urging people not to approaching Tarin, but to call 999 as soon as they see him.
In a statement, the victims' family said: 'Our family is devastated with the loss of our loved ones.
'We would like to give thanks for all the love and support we have received. We kindly request that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.'
Det Insp Caroline Corfield, who is leading the investigation, said: 'We've been working flat out to apprehend Tarin since the early hours of this morning, following up a number of lines of enquiry.
.As we have so far not been able to locate Tarin, I'm now asking for the public's help in tracing him
'If anyone knows where he is or thinks they may have seen him, I'd urge them to ring 999 immediately.
'If there's anyone out there who may be shielding him through a sense of misguided loyalty, they need to be aware that they are committing an offence and will be prosecuted.
'My message to Tarin would be that it's vitally important that we get to speak to you as soon as possible, so please do the right thing and let us know where you are.'
Neighbours thought foxes were wailing after hearing the two women's screams before the victims tragically died just yards from the front door of a terraced house.
Police evidence tents were put up outside a £225,000 terraced home on the street this morning as forensics experts began their investigation.
Teary relatives have visited the scene. It is understood the victims came to the UK from Syria around 16 years ago.
Neighbours said they did not believe the mother and daughter lived in the house outside which the tents have been put up.
They say the two women lived in another house on the street, but ended up outside the home of a neighbour after the attack.
One local resident said she heard screaming and shouting outside late last night.
'There was a lot of screaming and shouting and then I saw a guy run off. About a minute later I saw him leave in a van.'
The neighbour, who said she was 'stunned' by what had happened, said she did not know the victims, adding that 'they kept themselves to themselves'.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: 'Detectives have launched a double murder investigation after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death in a Solihull street this morning.
'Police were called to Northdown Road at just after 12.30am and discovered the women, aged 22 and 49 with serious stab wounds.
'Despite the best efforts of emergency services they were tragically confirmed dead at the scene.'
The spokesman added: 'Police have identified a suspect, who is known to the victims, and are making urgent attempts to arrest him.
'The area has been cordoned off while examinations are carried out and CCTV is being examined.
'Officers are also carrying out house to house enquiries and there will be a visible presence in the area over the coming days to provide community reassurance.'
Det Insp Caroline Corfield, from the force's homicide team, said: 'What has happened this morning is truly devastating and heart-breaking.
'Our thoughts go out to the two victims' family and friends at this traumatic time.
'Tragically there was nothing which could be done to save them and we are working to establish the circumstances behind what happened.
'We are still in the very early stages of our investigation but we believe the offender is known to the victims. We are appealing to him come forward as a matter of urgency.'
Anyone with information has been asked to contact 999.