A Croydon woman was fatally stabbed in her home in Ravensdale Gardens on Monday.
Identified locally as Sabrina Mullings, 38, the woman was attacked in the early hours of yesterday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene, almost an hour after paramedics arrived.
Her next of kin have been contacted and police are awaiting formal identification.
Neighbours told the Croydon Advertiser they heard “screaming” and a male voice threatening “I’ll kill you.” No arrests have been made and a murder investigation by the Metropolitan Police is underway.
Details of the attack and injuries have not been released.
Not only was the attack a shock to her friends, family and neighbours, but it was discovered that Mullings had recently become a grandmother to her 20-year-old daughter’s baby.
Arabella Coleridge, a neighbour and friend, told the Croydon Advertiser: “She started going to church, All Saint’s church [on Beulah Hill], and she would go regularly. Yesterday, I saw her outside and asked if she was going to church. She said no, but then said: ‘Pray for me’. That was the last thing she said to me.”
Croydon has recently been ranked the worst London borough for knife-related murders, after six people were killed in the borough last year, following research by the Evening Standard.
The police urge anyone with information to call the incident room on 020 8721 4005 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.