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Maida Vale stabbing: Woman killed named as Yasmin Chkaifi and dead man named as Leon McCaskre

A woman stabbed to death in a west London street before her suspected killer was fatally struck by a car has been named as Yasmin Chkaifi.

The 43-year-old was pronounced dead in Maida Vale after suffering stab wounds in an attack on Monday.

The Metropolitan Police also named the man hit by the car as Leon McCaskre, 41.

The force said the pair, both from Maida Vale, were known to each other and had previously been in a relationship.

The driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail.

No one else is being sought by detectives in connection with the incident.

Police were first called at 9.01am on Monday following reports of a stabbing on Chippenham Road, Maida Vale.

Ms Chkaifi was found with knife wounds, and Mr McCaskre was found to have been hit by a car.

Both were declared dead at the scene, and post-mortem investigations to give causes of death will take place this week.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Rawlinson said: “We are gaining a clearer idea of what happened at the scene thanks to information supplied by the public and by reviewing CCTV.

“Firstly, it is apparent that members of the public bravely tried to intervene to stop the attack and their actions were very courageous.

“We are speaking to the families of those concerned and doing all we can to support them at this terrible time.

“A man, who was the driver of a car, has been arrested and bailed for a very serious offence and we must carry out a full investigation, looking at all the circumstances.

“Lastly, we appreciate the support we have received from the public. A number of people have already come forward, but we are still asking for anyone who has not to make contact with us.

“Any information could be vital in helping us fully understand why this dreadful incident happened.”

Information can be reported to 101 or via Twitter @MetCC using reference 1496/24JAN.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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