It’s a real drama that took place this Wednesday in Wigan, in Greater Manchester. Melissa Belshaw, a 32-year-old Englishwoman, died after being brutally stabbed in her home. The incident happened in the middle of the afternoon. According to information reported by our colleagues from the Sun, Melissa’s daughter has run to the streets to call for help.
One of her neighbors then tried to help the young mother. A witness said he saw two men fighting on the street. “They both fell in the middle of the street. I had to get around them. The man above seemed to be trying to stab the man below with a large knife. The time I pass in front of them, the police were there. ” Rescue workers tried to save Melissa, but she succumbed to her injuries on the spot. His neighbor was seriously injured by the attacker and is currently in hospital in critical condition. A 36-year-old man, suspected of being responsible for the murder, was arrested by local law enforcement officials.
“I was called to tell me that a man broke into her house and stabbed her. I didn’t know she was dead until I read it on Facebook, “said Lisa Belshaw, Melissa’s mother-in-law, to our colleagues at Manchester Evening News. “We will deeply miss her.”
“Melissa was a very extroverted young woman and always had a smile,” said Leanne Fairhurst, a close friend of the deceased. “When we went out, Melissa was always the one who tried to make everyone laugh. Someone explained to me what had happened but I couldn’t believe it, so I called her but her phone was off. I burst into tears when I heard the news. “
“This is an absolutely tragic incident,” said investigator Inspector Jamie Daniels. “We will offer them all our support and do everything we can to provide them with answers. Our thoughts also go out to the man who is currently in the hospital. (…) This investigation has just started and we understand that this news will probably cause concern within the local community. But we want to emphasize that, at this point, we think this is an isolated incident. “