A blood-soaked mum was seen fleeing from a house carrying her four-month-old baby screaming for help after she was stabbed, it has been reported.
The victim, believed to be a 29-year-old woman, fled from a house in Leigh Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, yelling “help, help” just before 5pm.
Neighbours contacted authorities, who said the woman collapsed to the ground, and was “covered in blood” as she ran away from the scene, reports The Sun.
Staffordshire Police said the woman was immediately rushed to hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her child is thought to be with relatives.
Sarah Horvath, 32, who reportedly lives near the mum, told The Sun: “Apparently she ran across the road with the baby in her arms.
"Some people said she was covered in blood when she ran. It's just terrible but thankfully the baby is fine and with relatives.
"No one really knows her very well as she only moved in a few months ago. I think she was pregnant when she moved in."
Neighbour Ken Bradshaw, 77, said the woman seemed like a "lovely lady" and "moved in after the baby was born".
He told The Sun he didn’t hear any commotion but looked out of his window and “saw a neighbour with the baby in her arms.”
Mr Bradshaw reportedly said: "I know she has only been there for a few months.
"She seemed a lovely lady and the man moved in after the baby was born.
"I didn't hear anything but when I looked out I saw a neighbour with the baby in her arms."
Staffordshire Police detectives have launched an investigation and confirmed a 39-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The force said "formal identification is yet to take place" but the woman's family have been informed and are with "specially trained officers."
In a statement, Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "A man from the Bournemouth area has been arrested in connection with the death and is in custody.
"Formal identification of the deceased woman is yet to take place.
"The woman's family are being supported by specially trained officers at this time and we would kindly urge people to respect their privacy and not to speculate as to her identity or the circumstances of the case as enquiries continue."
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 referring to incident 430 of November 6.