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Police seek group of teenagers following Bletchley stabbing

Leon Park, Bletchley. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are looking for a group of teenagers after a man was stabbed near Milton Keynes.

It happened close to the graveyard at Leon Park recreation ground in Bletchley at about 5.35pm yesterday.

The 23-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital. He is in a stable condition.

Officers said they were looking for a group of seven boys all aged between 16 and 17 years old. It is thought they had their faces covered and were wearing dark hooded tops.

Husband's tribute to pregnant wife who died in fire

Stuart and Khabi Abrey Credit: Essex Police

The husband of a woman who died following a flat fire at Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex has described her as an "amazing, beautiful and gentle” person who touched people’s hearts wherever she went.

Khabi Abrey, 30, died in hospital on Monday May 9 following the fire at an apartment block in Balmoral Road on Saturday May 7.

May 9 was the eighth anniversary of Khabi and her 37-year-old husband Stuart’s first meeting.

Stuart and Khabi Abrey Credit: Essex Police

The day I met Khabi I hadn’t even seen her properly but my heart could feel her spirit and I knew she was someone special straight away.

Since then, I haven’t ever wanted to be out of her presence. Her full name Bokhabinyana means ‘radiance’ and she literally shone love everywhere she went.

I didn’t know a human being could be so pure and perfect. She is literally an angel. Where she is now I know she is still alive, still that beautiful person, and still loves me as I still love her.

I know we will be together again when the right time comes for there is no end to life or love.

She was so excited and proud to be pregnant with our daughter KaRa [Ka is Egyptian for ‘spirit’ and Ra means ‘sun] and she was going to be the perfect mum.

Everywhere she went, she touched people’s hearts and I didn’t realise the extent of this until I saw the outpouring of love from the community, which has really touched me and Khabi, and I send a big thank you to everyone for their love.

I have been blessed to have been the one she chose and I don’t really know where to go from here because she was a part of every plan.

I know she wanted me to carry on with my artwork and book, so I will do what I know she wants me to do.

I can’t emphasise enough what an amazing, beautiful, gentle, kind, perfect person she is.

I suppose this world was never good enough for her and she is now free and safe and I will patiently wait until I see her again.”

– Stuart Abrey

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Murder and arson charge after pregnant woman dies in flat fire

The flats in Southend where the fire broke out Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged in connection with the murder of a heavily pregnant mother in Southend, Essex.

Khabi Abrey, 30, died in hospital on Monday 9th May after a fire at a block of flats in Balmoral Road on Saturday night (May 7th).

47-year old Lillo Troisi from Balmoral Road has been charged with murder, arson with intent to endanger life and arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today.

Man arrested in connection with Southend flat fire investigation

A 47-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Se in Essex has been arrested by police this afternoon.

His arrest forms part of the investigation into the death of a 30-year-old expectant mother who died in hospital yesterday.

He has been taken to Rayleigh Police Station for questioning where he currently remains.

Murder accused tells court his mum and friend were killed by mystery man

Police at the scene of the killings in Stansted Mountfitchet. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man accused of murdering his mother and her friend has told a court they were killed by a mystery stranger while he popped to the shops.

Brett Rogers, 23, told a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court the unknown man also stabbed his hand as he walked along an alley on his way home to Bentfield Gardens in Stansted Mountfitchet from the supermarket.

He said he found the bodies of his mother, Gillian Phillips, 54, and David Oakes, 60, when he went in. He has been out of the house for just five minutes.

Mr Rogers denies murder. The case continues.

Gillian Phillips was killed alongside her friend David Oakes.

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