Jodie Wilkinson died from her injuries after she was stabbed to death in Newcastle
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was stabbed to death in Newcastle.
Jodie Wilkinson, 27, and a man, 25, were attacked on Stanhope Street, close to St James’ Park, at around 3.50pm in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.
Ms Wilkinson died from her injuries while the unidentified man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
Northumbria Police have arrested three men, aged 22, 25 and 25, in connection with the attacks and they are all in custody.
Officers, including forensics, remain at the scene this morning.
Asad Ibrahimi, 23, works in the Family Shopper store on Stanhope Road, said: ‘I was in the shop and a little kid came over and said there are some people arguing at the bus stop.
‘There were people at the top of the street shouting.
‘I went back inside as I was serving a customer.
‘I heard some shouting and I came out and she was on the floor. People were trying to help her.
‘The lad was a little bit further up.
‘I came over and tried to help. I was in the shop by myself.
‘A woman from the area rang the police and ambulance. It’s disgusting to see that type of thing in the street. It’s just horrible. It shocked me to see that.
Officers, including forensics, remain at the scene in Stanhope Street this morning
Police have launched a murder probe following the alleged attack and three men, aged 22, 25 and 25, have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody
The 23-year-old, who studies biomedical science at Sunderland University, added: ‘I tried to help but I didn’t know what I was doing. I went back inside the shop to get something but I didn’t know what to get.
‘The police came, the ambulance came and the helicopter came.
‘They took her to hospital in the helicopter.’
Clive Harding, the pastor of Harvest Church on Stanhope Street has organised a special service to bring the community together.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘Extra patrols are being carried out in the local area to reassure residents and identify and speak to potential witnesses.
‘The investigation is in its very early stages and although three arrests have been made detectives are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Stanhope Street around the time of the incident and who might have seen or heard anything to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 702 17/10/16.
‘Any witnesses who would prefer to pass information to the police anonymously can do so by ringing the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’
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