A young woman who was killed outside her home was stabbed to death and then "run over to make sure she was dead".
The 25-year-old – whose identity is unknown – was found seriously injured in Tamworth, Staffs, early in the morning.
Nothing could be done to save her, and a man who had originally been brought from the scene for medical treatment has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A neighbor at the property said, “It's horrible, a woman who has had her whole life before her has been killed.
“Nobody knows who they are. I think they only moved a month and a half ago. These houses were not completed until the first lockdown.
“I know a lady was supposed to move into one today, but couldn't because this woman's body was on the doorstep. I think the whole property was shaken by it.
After we were all awakened by the blue lights, I saw the handcuffed man get into an ambulance. I couldn't see anything wrong with him.
A neighbor who knows about this told me the man stabbed her and then drove over her several times to make sure she was dead.
“I saw his car taken away this morning. Our thoughts are with the family and that they get justice. It is a tragic loss of such a young life. & # 39;
Forensic teams are at the victim's home collecting evidence early in the morning after the murder
The police were called out on the quiet street just after 1 a.m. to report an ongoing attack
About 20 bouquets of flowers were left on the scene and a blue police tent was stretched over the front door of the house she shared with her boyfriend.
The new two bedroom property is at the end of a cul-de-sac that is part of Dunstall Park, a sprawling property adjacent to Ventura Park Retail Park in Tamworth.
A 25-year-old mother of two who lives nearby said, “I heard calls around 1am on Friday morning. It was a man's voice. I thought it was the builders who worked here until all hours.
The next thing I knew was when my partner who works as a security guard came back at 6 a.m. and said they had found a body on the street.
“Everyone here is new. They'd moved in a week or two ago. I hadn't introduced myself to them properly, but they just seemed like a lovely couple.
In an office, an item of interest at the crime scene is placed in an evidence bag
They were both white and had no children. She was about my age and he looked a bit older, probably because he had a beard. & # 39;
She said the police posted questionnaires through all the doors about the incident.
“It's terrifying to have something like this on your doorstep. I have children and my partner works at night. & # 39;
It was said they were investigating a murder and asking if anyone saw or heard anything and if anyone had video surveillance of the area.
Another neighbor said, “The first thing I knew was when I got up at 6:00 am to go to work. There were cops and forensics everywhere and I was told I was at a crime scene and should stay inside. I never met the couple. & # 39;
The house next to the scene was uninhabited until yesterday.
The couple who moved in said, “We moved in yesterday with a murder scene next door and the police everywhere. We don't know anything. We just hope it's not a bad omen. & # 39;
None of the bouquets were personalized and the police had no further updates.
A man is currently being treated in hospital after being found injured by 999 crews nearby
Staffordshire Police confirmed: “A murder investigation has started following the death of a woman in Tamworth.
At 1:25 a.m. this morning, the police were called to report that a 25-year-old woman had been seriously injured.
Despite all the efforts of the rescue service staff, the woman unfortunately died at the scene.
A Tamworth man is currently in hospital and receiving treatment. The woman's family is supported by specially trained officials.
The police expect to be in the house for the rest of the day to put the attack together
"Anyone with any information should notify the Staffordshire Police."
Forensic scientists were at the woman's house today collecting clues to find out what had happened to her.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had been contacted by police shortly after 1:37 p.m. for reports of an attack.
A spokesman said: “We sent three ambulances, two paramedics and the MERIT ambulance and the paramedic to the intensive care unit.
Upon arrival, the crews found a woman with life-threatening injuries and worked quickly to provide the patient with advanced trauma care.
Unfortunately, despite all efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
"A second patient, a man, was treated on site before being taken to the hospital for further examination."