Police arrest man after mother of four found dead  in Stoke-on-Trent

Police arrest man, 35, after mother of four, 32, is found stabbed to death at house in Stoke-on-Trent

  • Avan Najmadeen pronounced dead after being found with multiple stab wounds
  • A man was arrested on suspicion of murder and last night remained in custody
  • Police now appealing to anyone with dashcam footage from the area on Monday

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a mother of four was found stabbed to death in a house in Stoke-on-Trent.

Avan Najmadeen, 32, was pronounced dead after being found with multiple stab wounds in her Staffordshire home. 

A police investigation has been launched and a man arrested on suspicion of murder remained in custody last night.

Avan Najmadeen was pronounced dead after being found with multiple stab wounds in her Staffordshire home

Detectives are now appealing for anyone with dashcam footage from around Glebedale Road in Fenton on Monday, October 1 to come forward.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who knew Ms Najmadeen’s movements from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Victoria Downing, from Staffordshire Police’s major and organised crime department, said:


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‘Inquiries into Avan’s tragic death are continuing and we are urgently appealing for any driver who may have dashcam footage from around Glebedale Road on Monday 1 October between 9am and 4pm to contact us.’

DI Downing added: ‘Avan had lived in Fenton Road with her four children and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen her or knows her movements over the weekend of September 28 to 30, before she was found on Monday afternoon.’

A murder investigation has been launched an a man was arrested on suspicion of murder

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage from around Glebedale Road in Fenton to come forward

At least 13 police cars, ambulances and fire engines were scrambled to the scene at around 5pm on Monday before a cordon was set up.

Other emergency colleagues from the hazard team had also attended the property following the discovery of an unknown chemical although this was later confirmed to be turpentine.

Ms Najmadeen body was carried out of the address by officers wearing white forensic suits at around 7pm on Tuesday.

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder and last night remained in custody. 

Forensic investigations are ongoing at the scene and officers are continuing to carry out door-to-door inquiries and community patrols to offer reassurance.

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 594 of October 1, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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