A man has been arrested after an NHS nurse was viciously murdered in the street as horrified neighbours heard her screaming during the coronavirus lockdown.
The victim, who was named locally as mum-of-three Victoria Woodhall, was stabbed several times outside her home in the village of Middlecliffe, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Sunday evening.
Police, paramedics and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance all attended the incident but Victoria, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene, as the horrific events unfolded some help a neighbour appealed for help on social media, claiming a woman had been killed ‘in front of people in the street’.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning, police said in a statement.
Tributes have flooded in for Victoria, who was an operating department practitioner at Rotherham General Hospital and a keen runner.
Gareth Cowley, 33, her former husband, said their daughter was due to celebrate her 13th birthday tomorrow with her mum as he paid tribute to “an amazing and loving mum”.
Mr Cowley said: ‘My daughter is in absolute bits. She was an amazing and loving mum to our daughter. I always had the utmost respect for her.’
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to Windsor Crescent, Middlecliffe, just before 5pm, following concerns that a woman had been stabbed.
“Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead when officers arrived at the scene.
“The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.”
Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident 471 of 29 March when passing on information.
I and everyone at UNN would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Victoria Woodhall at this extremely hard time. Thank you to Victoria for dedicating her time to saving others, RIP.
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