Two ar­rested af­ter care worker killed

One man bailed and an­other in cus­tody as po­lice in­ves­ti­gate stabbing

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­

A MAN has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mur­der in con­nec­tion with the stabbing of a mother-of-two in Uxbridge.

Po­lice and paramedics found Emily Munemo, 42, with stab wounds at her home in Colling­wood Road at around 11am on Fri­day. She died nearly an hour-and-a-half later.

De­tec­tives ar­rested a 35-year-old man in Hayes the fol­low­ing day, on sus­pi­cion of mur­der. He has now been bailed un­til mid-March.

On Mon­day night, a sec­ond man, a 41-year-old, was ar­rested, also on sus­pi­cion of mur­der.

He re­mained in cus­tody at a west Lon­don po­lice sta­tion pending fur­ther en­quiries as the Gazette went to press.

Care worker Ms Munemo, 42, had lived in Harare, Zim­babwe be­fore mov­ing to the UK and study­ing at Ox­ford Brookes Uni­ver­sity, ac­cord­ing to her Face­book page.

Her next of kin have been in­formed and a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion was sched­uled to take place on Tues­day.

Neigh­bours spoke of their shock af­ter the attack, which came on the same day a fa­ther-of-three living in the same road was jailed in an un­con­nected case, for mur­der­ing a pros­ti­tute.

One neigh­bour living in the road, who wished to re­main anony­mous, said: “I just think, like every­body, ev­ery­one was just shocked. It’s such a quiet road and then all that in one day – it’s mad­ness.”

An­other, who also wanted to re­main anony­mous, added: “I walk along here ev­ery day. I saw her around some­times in the sum­mer, stand­ing out with her kids.

“I never re­ally spoke to her but she just seemed nor­mal and nice.

“I was re­ally shocked. I didn’t ex­pect it. I was kind of scared, to be hon­est, that it hap­pened so close.” Po­lice stood guard this week out­side the two-storey prop­erty, which was cor­doned off af­ter the attack.

Flow­ers have been left at the gates. One mes­sage read: “Dear Emily. May you rest in peace. May the per­pet­ual light shine upon you. You will al­ways be in our hearts. God keep her.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 020 8345 3775, or call Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

n VIC­TIM: Emily Munemo

n CRIME SCENE: A po­lice of­fi­cer stands guard out­side the house where Emily Munemo was mur­dered and, inset, a flo­ral trib­ute left at the ad­dress

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