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Murder hunt after woman, 29, stabbed to death in Merseyside



Murder detectives are searching for a man after a woman was stabbed to death in Merseyside.

The 29-year-old victim was found injured at a property on Swan Avenue, St Helens, at around midday on Saturday, police said.

She had been stabbed repeatedly and died at the scene despite the efforts of medical staff including Air Ambulance crews.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Warlow said: “At present we are in the very early stages of an ongoing investigation, but we believe the offender is known to the victim and a search is ongoing to find him.

“The scene remains cordoned off for forensic examinations and officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area.”

A post-mortem is scheduled and the victim’s family have been told, police added.

DCI Warlow appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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