A man has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly stabbed and run over repeatedly to ‘make sure she was dead’ before her body was ‘left on a doorstep.’
Jake Notman, 27, was arrested on suspicion of the killing after an unidentified woman was found seriously injured in Tamworth, Staffordshire in the early hours of Friday.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but she died shortly afterwards.
Around 20 bunches of flowers were today left at the scene and a police tent was stretched across the front door of the house the victim shared with her boyfriend.
The two-bedroom, new build property sits at the end of a cul-de-sac which is part of Dunstall Park, a sprawling estate next to the Ventura Park retail park in Tamworth.
Forensic teams are at the victim’s house collecting evidence after the early morning murder
Police were called to the quiet street just after 1am to reports of an assault in in progress
Her neighbour said: ‘It’s awful, a woman’s been killed who had her whole life ahead of her.
‘No one knows who they are. I think they only moved in a month and a half ago. Those houses were only finished in the first lockdown.
‘I know that a lady was meant to move into one today, but couldn’t because that woman’s body was lying on the doorstep next door. I think the whole estate has been rocked by it.
‘After we were all woken up by the blue lights, I saw the man get into an ambulance with cuffs on. I couldn’t see anything wrong with him.
‘A neighbour who knows about it told me the man stabbed her then drove over her several times to make sure she was dead.
‘I saw his car being taken away this morning. Our thoughts are with the family and that they get justice. It’s a tragic loss of such a young life.’
One office can be seen placing an item of interest into an evidence bag at the murder scene
Jake Notman, 27, has been remanded in police custody ahead of a court appearance
A mother-of-two who lives nearby added: ‘I heard shouting at about 1am on Friday morning. It was a man’s voice. I thought it was the builders who keep working around here until all hours.
‘The next I knew was when my partner who works as a security guard came back at 6am and said they had found a dead body in the road.
‘Everyone around here is new. They had moved in about a week or two ago. I had not introduced myself to them properly but they just seemed like a lovely couple.’
The house next door to the scene was unoccupied until yesterday.
The couple who moved in said: ‘We moved in yesterday with a murder scene next door and police all over the place. We know nothing. We just hope it’s not a bad omen.
Staffordshire Police said on Friday: ‘A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died in Tamworth.
‘At 1.25am this morning, police were called to reports that a 25-year-old woman had been seriously injured.
Around 20 bunches of flowers were today left at the scene and a blue police tent was stretched across the front door of the house the victim shared with her boyfriend
‘Despite the best efforts of emergency services staff, the woman sadly died at the scene.
‘A man, from Tamworth, is currently in hospital receiving treatment. The woman’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers.
‘Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police.’
West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had been contacted by the police just after 1.37am to reports of an assault.
A spokesman said: ‘We sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the MERIT emergency doctor and critical care paramedic to the scene.
‘On arrival, crews found a woman with life threatening injuries and worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the patient.
‘Sadly, despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
‘A second patient, a man, was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital for further assessment.’
Notman has been remanded in police custody ahead of a court appearance