A man has been charged with murder after a 30-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in a terraced house.
Tragic Fay Daniels‘ body was discovered in a property on Victoria Street in the former mining village of Chesterton, Staffs., at 3.30pm on Sunday (24/4).
Officers arrested Phillip Barlow, 36, in connection with the death and he was charged with murder on Monday night (25/4).
Barlow, of Victoria Street, Chesterton, is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre this morning (Tue).
The body hasn’t been formally identified but Staffordshire Police said it is believed to be Ms Daniels who lived in the nearby market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
A spokesperson for the force said a post-mortem revealed she had died from multiple stab wounds.
They added: “Her family are aware and are being offered support from specially trained officers.”
Two forensic police vans and a large blue tent remained outside the terraced house on Victoria Street yesterday but a cordon at the neighbouring Chesterton Park had been removed.
Liz Topp, who has lived on the road for 10 years, said: “I came home at 8pm on Sunday night and saw all the police here.
“On Monday morning there was just one can but it appears more have come throughout the day.
“It’s a sad sight to see.”
Tim Gerber-Mellish, 49, who moved to Victoria Street two weeks ago, added: “You don’t expect to see such a major investigation right on your doorstep.”