Mother and daughter stabbed to death as suspect goes on the run in Solihul
Culled from Metro
A mother and daughter have been found stabbed to death moments after neighbours heard screaming outside their home, Metro reported.
The bodies of the two women, aged 49 and 22, were found in the street in Solihull, Birmingham, shortly after 12.30am today.
Witnesses said that they heard screaming and shouting, but didn’t realise what it was at first.
One neighbour said: ‘I thought it was foxes screaming. She was absolutely screaming her head off. He wasn’t speaking English, that’s for sure. He shouted something and then ran off.
There was a lot of screaming and shouting and then I saw the guy run off. About a minute later I saw him leave in a van.
The neighbour, who said she was ‘stunned’ by what had happened, said she did not know the victims, adding that ‘they kept themselves to themselves’.
Another neighbour said he had been woken by screaming but assumed it was just people coming home from a night out.
The father-of-two, who declined to give his name, said: ‘Then police knocked on my door and asked for some towels, so I knew at that point it was serious.
‘I’ve got a young family so I was worried about what was going on.’
Forensics tents were erected on the front lawn of a property which was cordoned off by police tape in the residential street on Monday morning.
A cordon has been set up around the house where they were found and detectives are viewing CCTV footage to try and track down the killer.
‘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.