Rushden murder victim named locally

The victim of a stabbing in Rushden on Saturday has been named locally as Levi Davis.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 3:14 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 3:16 pm
People have begun leaving tributes to the victim in Wellingborough Road

A 25-year-old woman was murdered near St George's Way in Wellingborough Road on Saturday, December 7, at around 8.30pm after she was stabbed.She died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics.

The woman is being named locally as Levi Davis, a mother of two.

Superintendent Dennis Murray said at a press briefing that formal identification had yet to take place.

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A 25-year-old woman being named locally as Levi Davis was stabbed in Wellingborough Road on Saturday

A woman visiting the scene to lay flowers, who declined to name the victim, said: "Our daughters are in the same class.

"I found out yesterday afternoon, my partner saw it on Facebook.

"She was just always smiling and laughing and had such a good sense of humour and she was a brilliant mum. I felt I had to come up, we’ve only known each other for 18 months but we used to spend a lot of time together in the school holidays.

"It’s so sad."

Locals say Levi Davis was a mother of two

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police have also been carrying out forensic investigations at an address within sight of the murder scene in Wellingborough Road, which Superintendent Murray said was linked to the murder investigation.