A mother, Sana Muhammad, has been killed after a crossbow attack in her home in East London. The mother of five,35, was eight months pregnant when she was allegedly attacked in front of her five children.

The crossbow bolt is understood to have missed the baby by inches and he was safely delivered by paramedics, but remains critically ill in hospital.


Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes said: “This is a tragic incident and our sympathies are with the loved ones and friends of the victim.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who were in the area of Applegarth Drive from the evening of Sunday, November 11 to the morning of Monday, November 12 to please contact us with any information they might have, however small. It could prove vital to our ongoing enquiry.”