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Rushden stabbing: Levi Davis 'killed after car crash'

Levi Davis Image copyright Facebook/Levi Davis
Image caption Levi Davis, 25, died after being stabbed on Saturday

A woman was stabbed to death in a fight following a car crash, police say.

Mother-of-two Levi Davis, 25, died in Wellingborough Road, Rushden, on Saturday.

She was in a VW Polo that was in collision with a Vauxhall van just before an argument broke out, Northamptonshire Police said.

A man, 27, was arrested on suspicion of murder. He had serious injuries and a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his attempted murder.

A 13-year-old boy, also arrested on suspicion of murder, was released on Sunday night with no further action to be taken.

Image caption Levi Davis died at the scene in Wellingborough Road, Rushden

Supt Dennis Murray said: "The vehicles were involved in some sort of altercation before the crash.

"There was a fight and, as a result, the person died. My heart goes out to the lady's family."

He dismissed the idea Ms Davis had been the victim of a mugging, and said police believed those involved knew each other.

Two other cars with smashed windows - a Fiat and a white Nissan Note, which are thought to have been in a crash further up the road - were also taken away by police.

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Image caption The woman died at the scene in Wellingborough Road, Rushden

Floral tributes to Ms Davis, who lived on Wellingborough Road, have been left near the scene.

One friend said: "I used to walk to school with her. It is so sad."

'Tried to help'

People living nearby described how they rushed to Ms Davis's aid.

One woman said: "People tried to help, but she died very quickly."

Pattamaea Kuttppa, a 77-year-old retired aircraft engineer, said: "I heard a big thud. At first I thought it was a car accident.

"Police were coming from all sides. They searched my garden looking for clues."

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