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Police inquiry launched into stabbing death of woman, 28

Police have launched an investigation after a woman was found stabbed to death in the early hours of yesterday.

The body of the 28-year-old victim was found at a house in Smith’s after police were called to what was reported as a domestic incident.

A police spokesman said the woman had suffered multiple wounds.

A 37-year-old man found unconscious at the scene was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his hands.

The spokesman said the man was assisting police with their inquiries into the incident.

The woman’s body was found by officers at about 2.45am.

The Women’s Resource Centre said the incident was “gut-wrenching”.

Tina Laws, the WRC’s executive director, said: “This should not happen.”

She added: “On behalf of the Women’s Resource Centre, we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends during this very difficult time.

“When ready, we further wish to extend our support services to the family.”

Renee Ming, the Minister for National Security, said the death was "a shocking and tragic loss“.

She added: "I wish to extend my condolences to the family of the young woman and ask our community to please keep her loved ones in their thoughts as they deal with this tragic and untimely loss.“

Ms Ming said the investigation was “in the early stages” but that anyone with information that could help the inquiry should contact the police.

Michael Dunkley, the shadow national security minister and the MP for Smith’s North, said he was “shocked and saddened” to hear about the incident.

He added: “I have been in contact with the police and I am assured that they are on top of this matter.

“I have also reached out to residents in the area.”

Mr Dunkley added: “Any type of violence is very disturbing and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those affected by this horrible incident.”

Police have also appealed for anyone with information that could help the inquiry to contact them.