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London murder: Woman killed after ‘deliberately’ being struck by van in Sutton

Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before 6pm on Friday. The vehicle left the scene after the crash. According to the Met Police on Friday afternoon, Ms Frew got into a white van and later was involved in a dispute with the driver.

Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance said: “We are now treating this incident as a murder inquiry as we believe Stella was deliberately harmed.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Stella in the area of the A24 in Stonecot, West Sutton on Friday afternoon.

“She was wearing a bright red top. We believe she got into a white transit van in this area and later got into a dispute with the driver of this van.

“If you saw Stella on Friday afternoon, and can help us piece together what happened, please contact us.”

Police officer monitoring road after incident (Image: @London999)

A man in his 20s was arrested on Sunday and remains in custody.

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Officers attended with London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

Her family have been informed.

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Road blocked off due to crime scene (Image: @London999)

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command believe Stella was hit by a white transit van, which left the scene.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4266 or 101 quoting CAD 6284/24jul, tweet @Met CC or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, via 0800 555 111.

Also on Sunday, in a separate attack, a teenage boy was stabbed to death in Manchester.

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The boy, 17, died after the incident broke out in Henbury Street, Manchester.

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It took place at around 7.30pm on Sunday, Greater Manchester Police said.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime, but emergency services were summoned.

Three other males were stabbed during the altercation and were taken to hospital.

Superintendent Leon Jacobs of the force’s city of Manchester division said: “This is a dreadful incident and we are working hard to establish how this boy came to lose his life.”

“Our specialist officers are supporting the boy’s family and our thoughts are with them as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.”

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Air Rescue Helicopter (Image: @London999)

“We also wish those in hospital a speedy recovery.”

“While our investigations are in their infancy, we have already made one arrest.”

“This is a fast-paced inquiry and it is vital we secure any information that the public possesses in relation to this.”

“Were you in the area at the time? Did you see the altercation occur within the Henbury Street area or see what led to it?”

“If you can assist or have dashcam or CCTV footage, then please contact the police immediately.”

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