A baby has been reported fighting for life in hospital after being delivered in an emergency procedure after the mother was stabbed to death in south London.
Kellymary Fauvrelle, a 26-year-old pregnant woman, was stabbed to death in the “horrific incident” at an address in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, Croydon, at around 3.30am on Saturday.
Her child was delivered after the stabbing and is said to be in a critical condition today.
Scotland Yard officers were called to reports of a woman in cardiac arrest at the house, where they found Kellymary – who was eight months pregnant, with stab injuries.
Medics fought to save the mother after an air ambulance, two ambulance crews and two response cars were sent to the scene by the London Ambulance Service, but she died at the scene, where her baby was also delivered. The newborn is currently in hospital in a critical condition, Scotland Yard said.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody, with the force stating officers “retain an open mind to any motive”.
Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman said: “This is a horrific incident in which a young mother has lost her life and her child is critically ill.
Source: Evening Standard