‘Beautiful’ mum stabbed to death by ex before he’s ‘killed’ by hero driver’

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A "beautiful" mum was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend before a "hero" driver ran him over, it is alleged.

Wafah Chkaifi was killed just a stone's throw away from a primary school in London at around 9am on Monday.

In a "desperate attempt to save the woman" from the bloody onslaught, a motorist is believed to have "mowed down and killed the knife-wielding attacker" who died from his injuries beneath the car.

As tributes pour in at the scene of the bloodbath on Chippenham Road, Maida Vale, MyLondon reports Wafah leaves behind two children aged 16 and 18.

On Tuesday morning the son of the woman paid an emotional tribute to his mother.

He told The Sun: ”Everyone who knew my mum knows she was a good woman. She didn’t deserve this. Keep her in your prayers.”

The woman's heartbroken aunt also revealed that her mother has been rushed to hospital after being so upset about her daughter's tragic death.

She told MyLondon: "She had a heart of gold, and was so so beautiful. I am broken hearted, she never hated anyone and had so many friends from all different backgrounds."

The Met Police announced on Monday a 26-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

At the same time as announcing the arrest, they praised the have-a-go-heroes who "bravely tried to intervene to stop the attack".

They added that the woman, 41, and the man, 43, who died were known to each other but that neither are believed to have known the driver.

The man has been named as Leon McCaskre.

People who knew Wafah Chkaifi have been sharing tributes online.

In a post on Facebook a friend described 'fond memories' of in Morocco, she wrote: "I have such fond memories of Wafah in Morocco , where we spent our summers.

"I’m thinking of her boys and family. Such a senseless death. Allah ya rahmek".

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There has been a steady flow of people leaving flowers at the scene all day both by members of the public and relatives of Wafah Chkaifi.

Ms Chkaifi's cousin told The Telegraph: "It's just such devastating news. I just can't believe this is happening. It is just devastating to be taken so young, in her final year of university, doing well. She was an angel.

"There is nothing bad you could say about her. We were really close growing up. I don't have the words. She was angelic. She had a heart of gold."

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