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Murder charge after student stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent

Police and tent outside dead woman's home
Image caption Eni Mevish was found injured outside a property in Cauldon Road, Shelton

A 68-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was stabbed at her flat in Stoke-on-Trent.

Eni Mevish, 20, was found injured outside a property in Cauldon Road in Shelton at about 21:30 GMT on Sunday.

The Staffordshire University crime science student has family links to the Manchester area.

David Marshall, of Stoke-on-Trent, is also accused of wounding a 22-year-old man from Wolverhampton. Both victims had been stabbed, police said.

'Tragic loss'

A spokesman for North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court said Mr Marshall, of Birks Street, Stoke, had been remanded in custody to reappear at Stafford Crown Court by video-link on Thursday.

The victim was studying for a degree in Policing and Criminal Investigation.

In a statement issued by Staffordshire Police, Prof Andrew Jackson, who lectures in forensics and crime science, described the 20-year-old as an able and hard-working student.

Prof Jackson said: "We are greatly saddened by the news of the death of Eni Mevish.

"This is a tragic loss and we offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

"Eni was a warm-hearted person and an able, enthusiastic and conscientious student. She was a very popular member of her cohort."



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