Sussex

Sussex Police appeal to murdered woman's friends

Police officer in Woodfield Road, Crawley
Image caption The victim and two suspects are believed to have known each other

Friends of a woman who bled to death after being repeatedly stabbed in a car have been asked to contact detectives.

Shehla Baig, 27, of Crawley, Sussex, was found seriously injured in a car outside her home on 16 November but paramedics were unable to save her.

Det Ch Insp Nigel Smith has urged any of her friends who have not already spoken to police to get in touch.

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Mr Smith said: "We are still trying to establish the full circumstances of her death.

"If there are any friends who we have not already spoken to, I would ask them to contact the inquiry team."

Severed artery

Ms Baig was was found in a Volkswagen Passat estate car outside her home in Woodfield Road.

Mr Smith previously revealed the attack took place in the car while three occupants were travelling in it.

It was then driven back to Woodfield Road, from where the ambulance service was called.

A 51-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail until 25 January.

Both men arrested were from Crawley. Sussex Police have said the victim and the arrested men were known to each other.

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