Woman stabbed to death in Dungannon, County Tyrone

Merron Mews The scene of the stabbing in County Tyrone

A woman has been stabbed to death in a street in County Tyrone in what is believed to have been a domestic incident.

A man was taken to hospital with serious knife wounds. Both the dead woman and the injured man are believed to be migrant workers.

Police were called to the Merron Mews area of Dungannon on Thursday afternoon at about 1530 BST.

It is understood the woman was in her twenties and a mother-of-two.

A number of local people witnessed what happened.

One eyewitness said: "My mum came into my room and happened to look out of the window. I looked out when she asked me what was going on and just saw the two of them lying there.

"We went outside and shouted for someone to ring an ambulance but one of the neighbours had already done it."

DUP MLA, Lord Morrow, said people in the area had witnessed an "horrific incident".

He added: "The schools are off at the moment, children are playing, young fellas are kicking football as would happen in in any normal community and that was happening here."

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area on Thursday afternoon and has information to get in touch with detectives in Dungannon.

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