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Flint murder probe update: Victim named

Flint murder

A MUM who was stabbed to death at her Flint home in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday) has been named as Monika Wasko.

The 30-year-old’s young son is still fighting for his life at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, after also being attacked.

North Wales Police arrested a 27-year-old man after neighbours in Cae Hir called emergency services at 1.30am.

He is still in custody and helping officers with their enquiries.

The coroner for North East Wales has opened and adjourned an inquest into Ms Wasko’s death.

A postmortem examination has been carried out and a provisional cause of death was given as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Householders in the quiet cul-de-sac said they awoke to the sound of screams from the Polish family’s house.

They said the woman was married and had two children.

One neighbour said: "The family hadn’t lived here for long and were from Poland. I didn't know them very well but they seemed lovely, we never had any problems with them.

"Apparently they took on a lodger recently. They kept to themselves and were pretty quiet."

Another said: "I’ve lived here 32 years and you would never expect this kind of thing."

Flint councillor Rita Johnson, 52, who has lived in the area all her life, said the community was still reeling.

She said: "People are stunned and appalled. It’s quite a nice area and we don’t have a lot of trouble here."

Yesterday the house was cordoned off as forensics experts carried out their investigations.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: "Police were made aware of a disturbance in Flint at around 1.30am.

"On attending the address police found a 30-year-old woman dead at the scene.

"A 27-year-old man was subsequently arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

"During the course of the incident a child sustained serious injuries. He is currently in Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, where he remains in a critical but stable condition."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mold CID on 101 or 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line), 0845 607 1002 (English line) or Crimestoppers Wales on 0800 555111. Alternatively text 66767.

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