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Mother killed in stabbing named

A mother-of-three who died after being stabbed at her home in Suffolk has been identified by police.

Officers were called to Bull Rush Crescent in Bury St Edmunds early on Wednesday morning where Mary Griffiths, 38, was found injured.

She was taken to West Suffolk Hospital but died a short time later.

A 40-year-old man, from the Bury St Edmunds area, was arrested in Bockhill Road on suspicion of murder, and was in hospital being treated for injuries.

It is believed that the Ms Griffiths, who worked at a teaching assistant at the King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, was stabbed while her three children were in the house.

Geoff Barton, head teacher of King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, said there was a "collective sense of disbelief at the school that something like this happened in a place like this".

He said Ms Griffiths would be greatly missed by those who worked with her.

A post-mortem examination established the cause of death as a penetrating chest injury.

A police spokeswoman said both properties were being examined. They have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.



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