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Stabbed woman's family in shock

Police cordon at the scene
A man was held at the scene after drinking pesticide

The sister of a woman found stabbed in Southampton has said her family has been left "traumatised" by her death.

Margaret Kibuuka, 40, was found at her home in Richville Road, Shirley, on Sunday morning.

She originated from Uganda but had lived in the UK with her husband and children for a number of years.

A man in his 40s who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in intensive care after drinking pesticide and suffering a stab wound.

'Very shocked'

Medical staff suffered reactions to the chemical as it seeped through his skin as they treated him at the scene.

Firefighters wore chemical protection suits to take away hazardous materials.

The man will be interviewed when he is medically fit enough, police said.

Ms Kibuuka's sister, Victoria, said: "The whole family both here in the UK and in Uganda are very shocked about what happened.

"It is hard to believe Margaret is no longer with us. As you can imagine this has left us very traumatised.

"We don't want to believe this could possibly happen and are fully supporting the police in the investigation."

She appealed for anyone with information to contact police.

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