UK police arrest Malawian Diana Dafter's suspected murderer

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A man who stabbed himself in front of horrified passengers on a train at London’s Euston station in the UK has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a 36-year-old mother's body 70 miles away.

Officers were called to reports a 32-year-old man had been found with serious injuries at the north London railway station just before midday on Friday.

Paramedics rushed him to hospital for emergency treatment where he remains under police guard and medical supervision.

Just after midday the same day, officers discovered the body of 36-year-old Malawian mother, Diana Dafter at an address in Northampton, 70 miles away.

Police said a pathologist has since confirmed she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

The force said specialist search teams and forensic officers have spent more than 72 hours inside the property at Lawrence Court gathering evidence.

The arrested man, from Northampton, will be quizzed on suspicion of murder and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the case.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, from the East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit’s Major Crime Team, said: 'This has been an intensive few days of police activity during which a large number of officers and staff have been deployed to gather evidence from scenes in Northampton and at London Euston.

'The suspect is now under police guard at a hospital facility in London and we will be making arrangements in due course for him to be transferred to police custody.'

The discovery of Ms Dafter's body left her neighbours horrified.  Brian Woolard, who has lived in the area for nearly 15 years, told ITV News Anglia: 'It was a bit of a shock for everybody. It’s not a rough estate, it’s quiet. It’s lovely, the kids play out in the corner there.' 

Northamptonshire Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the alleged killing. 

Source:
Daily Mail Uk