Bexleyheath stabbing murder: Broadway workers speak out

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 October 2011

The scene this morning

The scene this morning


Residents have reacted with shock after a woman was stabbed to death and another injured this morning in the Broadway, Bexleyheath.

Police and paramedics were called at 8.30am to reports of an assault.

The London Ambulance Service attended and discovered a woman who is believed to be between 40 and 50-years-old suffering from stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene within minutes. A second woman was discovered with minor knife injuries to her hand and taken to hospital.

Owner of Teen Scene on the Broadway, Zulfiqar Ali, 45, from Eltham, said: “I opened the shop at 9am and there were police everywhere. I was worried and wondering what had happened.

“It’s sad. It’s very surprising, I always thought it was very peaceful around here.

“The business is already struggling and when people hear about this it will put them off coming to shop here.”

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and police are waiting for formal identification.

Shop workers were forced to close their doors today as police sealed off part of the road and buses were diverted.

A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “We have recovered a knife from the scene. At this stage we are making inquiries as to where it came from.”

One woman has been arrested.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Damian Allain of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4805 or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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