Leighann Wightman named as Netherfield murder victim

Norman Street, Netherfield
Image caption Ms Wightman's body was found inside the property on Norman Street

A woman found stabbed to death at a house in Nottingham has been identified by police as the mother of a five-year-old girl.

Police found the body of Leighann Wightman, 24, at a house in Norman Street in Netherfield at about 05:30 BST on Saturday.

Results of a post-mortem examination revealed she died from stab wounds.

Two men, aged 26 and 48, arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday morning remain in police custody.

Norman Street, Godfrey Street and Deabill Street were cordoned off to allow an examination of the property and surrounding area to take place.

Detectives have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries and CCTV footage is also being examined.

Officers have appealed to any taxi drivers who were in the area and anyone who may have seen anything to contact them.

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