Mother and daughter, aged 22 and 49, are stabbed to death in the street in Bank Holiday horror as police hunt for on-the-run killer ‘known to the victims’
- 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 known to the women victims
Police in Birmingham are hunting for a killer after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death in Solihull this morning.
Emergency services rushed to a suburban street shortly after midnight last night and found the two women, aged 22 and 49, with stab wounds.
The two women both died at the scene and detectives are now hunting a male suspect, who is known to the victims.
Police evidence tents were put up outside £225,000 terraced home on the street this morning as forensics experts began their investigation.
Police have taped off a section of this suburban street after two women were killed
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.’
Police evidence tents have been put up outside the suburban property following the attacks
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.
Detectives closed off the residential street and are hunting a suspect known to the women
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