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Hard working NHS nurse murdered in street on Sunday during lockdown

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Hard working NHS nurse was murdered in the street on Sunday evening during the UK Lockdown.

Victoria Woodhall, 31 and mum of three was stabbed to death outside of her home in Barnsley South Yorkshire.

Neighbours alerted the emergency services at 5pm when they heard screams.

Tragically Mrs Woodhall was murdered in front of other people in the street, the killer did not care who saw what was happening.

Armed police later arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder.

Victoria had been enjoying a couple of days off work to celebrate her daughters 13th birthday.

Gareth Cowley aged 33 who is the father to Victoria’s oldest child saw her a few hours before she was murdered.

He said “My daughter has been staying with me during the week because of the coronavirus and Victoria working at the hospital.

“Victoria came down yesterday to mine to see our daughter and bring her some clean clothing, and me and Victoria had a little talk outside.”

”I tried to text Victoria at about 5.15pm and then my daughter got a phone call on her mobile from a next door neighbour telling her that her mum had been stabbed in the street and had died at the scene.

“She was attacked in the middle of the street.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A 40-year-old man is currently in custody after a 31-year-old woman was stabbed during an incident in Barnsley yesterday evening (Sunday 29 March).

“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.

“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area today as officers continue to carry out enquiries.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Please quote incident 471 of 29 March when passing on information.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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