Police have launched a murder investigation after a mother-of-two was found stabbed to death in a flat in Forest Gate, East London.
Amina Bibi, 43, was found bleeding heavily by her 11-year-old son who had returned from school last Friday to pick up a folder he had forgotten.
Neighbour Jamal Omar, 39, told how he was alerted by the boy and entered the property with him. “The boy came out banging on my door and shouting and screaming for me to help her,” said Mr Omar.
“I opened my door and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ He said, ‘Help my mum, help my mum. I don’t know what’s wrong with her.’
“Then I went into the flat and saw her. There was so much blood and I didn’t know where it was coming from, but she was face down.
“I called an ambulance but she was finished. The paramedics told me what to do to try to revive her but it was too late.”
Mrs Bibi was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
Other neighbours spoke of their sadness today. Mother-of-two Ibtssem Jamaa, 38, said: “She was a lovely person and her and her husband and their two boys always seemed happy.
“We are in complete shock and are very worried. Who would do something like this? She has been here about nine years, kept a clean house and was very polite and popular.”
Two men, aged 64 and 42, have been arrested on suspicion of the attack and police are calling for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector David Whellams, who is leading the investigation, said: “I believe we are looking for a lone suspect, a man who made off from the scene on foot along Forest Street in the direction of Field Road.
“It is likely that this man would have been bloodstained and was possibly carrying some clothing.”
Anyone with information should call the incident room at Barking Police Station on 020 8345 3775, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS