Saima Khan: Woman arrested over murder of Luton mother

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A 26-year-old woman from Luton has been arrested in connection with the murder of Saima Khan.

Officers made the arrest on the woman, who is currently in police custody, shortly before 9am this morning.

Mother-of-four Saima Khan, 34, was murdered in her home on Overstone Road, Luton, on Monday May 23.

Officers were called to the scene at 11.30pm by the ambulance service, after Mrs Khan was reportedly found by family members returning from a funeral.

Neighbours claimed that Mrs Khan suffered a stab wound to the neck during a “botched burglary”, but Beds Police said that it has been keeping an open mind on the circumstances of the death.

Police and crime commissioner Kathryn Holloway has spoken to mosque leaders in a bid to “help stop rumours which only fuel fear.”

Mrs Khan’s husband Hafeez has spoken of his heartbreak.

He said: “This was a junction in our lives where we intended to watch our children grow, to love them and spend quality time as a family and make memories.

“We have been left with a gap in our lives and we can only pray that she is resting in peace.

“As everyone can appreciate and understand that the circumstances have torn our hearts apart.

“My family and I would like to thank you all for the condolences messages, and support that we have received from family, friends and the local community.”

Mrs Khan’s death sparked an increase in police patrols.