22 year old Zimba woman stabbed to death in UK


A Zimbabwean woman has been stabbed to death in Sheffield, UK. A 37-year-old Zimbabwean has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives.


South Yorkshire Police said a 22-year-old woman was found seriously injured in a property in Spotswood Close, Gleadless Valley, yesterday morning. She was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.


Emergency service were alerted to the incident at 8.15am. Paramedics were first to arrive, followed by police officers, residents said.

The deceased has been named locally as Leigh-Anne Zanelle Mahachi.A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “At around 8.15am today, police were called to Spotswood Close in Gleadless Valley to reports that a woman had been stabbed.

“The 22-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Her family has been informed.”

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Steve Ashmore said: “This is an extremely distressing incident and the victim’s family is currently being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are treating this as a targeted attack and I can reassure members of the public that we have a large number of resources at the scene and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to establish the full circumstances.

“A murder investigation is underway and we urge anyone with information or anyone who saw or heard anything in the Spotswood Close area this morning to contact us.”

A post-mortem is expected to take place later today.


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