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Kerry Smith murder case: appeal for 'Good Samaritan'

Kerry Smith
Image caption Kerry Smith was stabbed in Rowley Regis and pronounced dead in hospital

Police investigating the death of a young mother in the West Midlands are appealing for a Good Samaritan who offered to help her to come forward.

Kerry Smith died after she was attacked on High Street, Rowley Regis, on 31 July shortly after leaving a shop.

The 29-year-old, who lived locally, was rushed to hospital with stab wounds but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are now keen to trace a passerby who stopped to offer medical assistance to her.

Former partner

A police spokesman said the woman gave her name as Carol and informed people at the scene that she was a nurse.

She is described as a white woman, in her early 50s, 5ft 5in tall, and with red or blonde hair.

Ms Smith's former partner David Palmer, 39, of Mincing Lane, Rowley Regis, was arrested on 1 August on suspicion of her murder.

He was later charged and is currently remanded in police custody awaiting trial.

He is next due to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on 2 November.

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