A murder investigation is underway after a young woman was stabbed to death in a residential street in Stoke.
The 29-year-old victim was discovered with stab wounds in the Staffordshire town on Friday afternoon just before 5pm.
Neighbours reported seeing a woman fleeing onto a road following a disturbance at a house in Leigh Street, Burslem.
Neighbours reported seeing a woman fleeing onto a road following a disturbance at a house in Leigh Street, Burslem (pictured) on Friday around 4.45pm
She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Murder detectives were quizzing a 39-year-old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of her murder on Saturday.
A crime scene is in place and officers are now working to establish the woman’s identity and notify her next of kin.
June Cartwright, who lives near to the scene, said: ‘This is such an awful thing to have happened and the community is in shock.
‘My thoughts are with the woman’s family.’
A Staffordshire Police spokesman added: ‘A man from the Bournemouth area has been arrested in connection with the death and is in custody.
Staffordshire murder detectives were quizzing a 39-year-old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of her murder on Saturday
‘Formal identification of the deceased woman is yet to take place.
‘The woman’s family are being supported by specially trained officers at this time and we would kindly urge people to respect their privacy and not to speculate as to her identity or the circumstances of the case as enquiries continue.’
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 referring to incident 430 of November 6.