A mother was stabbed to death at her £1million home as London‘s murder toll hit 60 today after yet another bloody night on the capital’s streets.
Samantha Clarke, 38, was killed in Brixton days after celebrating her son Joshua’s 14th birthday and she died on a night that saw two fatal attacks in London within 36 minutes.
The hotel assistant general manager, who worked at a former coaching inn in Henley, had been spending time off with her family when she was attacked at 6.30pm on Sunday.
A suspect was pictured being led away in handcuffs after being arrested on suspicion of murder and was held at the three-storey Victorian property in South London where Mrs Clarke died.
Yesterday her husband Paul said: ‘She was a loving mum. Everything she did was for her son.
‘She just wanted to spend as much time with him as possible.’
Last night police were quizzing a 24-year-old man, named locally as Jordan Clarke, who is thought to be Mrs Clarke’s nephew. Neighbours told of their shock yesterday.
One said: ‘They are a lovely family who have lived here for a long time. We’ve no idea what happened. We’re in absolute shock.’
Last night a teenager was stabbed to death in east London bringing the capital’s death toll this year up to 60.
The victim, who is believed to be 18, was found bleeding in Chestnut Avenue, close to Forest Gate station and Wanstead Flats common.
The Metropolitan Police were called after the fatally injured man was found at around 10.50pm last night.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have been made.