Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in a road next to Nonsuch Park this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to London Road near Sparrow Farm Road at 3pm today (February 8) following a report that a woman in her 30s had reportedly been stabbed.

A witness, who asked not to be identified, contacted Surrey Comet and said: "About 2.55pm i saw a black 4x4 mount the curb and a male got out and chased this woman a couple of feet then grabbed her and she fell to the ground."

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The witness added they saw the man pull out "a large knife" and stab the woman "multiple times".

They added: "I spoke to the 999 services and then turned around, by which point the car was gone and members of the public were helping the young woman wrapped her up and were performing CPR."

Police confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder while a second man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. These arrests did not happen at the scene.

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Chief Inspector Michael Hodder said: “This was a tragic and shocking incident in which a woman has lost her life after being attacked in broad daylight. Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this time.

“At this stage we believe the victim and suspect are known to each other. We realise there will be a number of questions about what has happened which we will try to answer when we can and would ask the public not to speculate.

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“We have a number of officers in the area to both investigate and support the community following this attack which we believe would have been witnessed by a number of people.

“If you did witness what happened and haven’t already spoken to officers, or may have dashcam footage I would urge you to do so immediately, by calling 101 and quoting the reference number PR/P19030779.”

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 10: Surrey Police has confirmed the man in his 50s arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released, with no further action to be taken.

The man in his 40s arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.