Travel agent, 28, dies after having ‘throat slit’ at TUI shop

Travel agent, 28, dies after having 'throat slit' at TUI shopA woman has died after she was attacked in a TUI travel agents in Merseyside this afternoon.

The 28-year-old victim was targeted on Saturday at the TUI branch in Southport, Merseyside, where it is understood she worked.
Police were called to the scene in Chapel Street at 1.25pm and the woman was taken to hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
A 30-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of the woman.

The incident is believed to be domestic related and the woman’s next of kin have been informed, police said.
A witness had described seeing a woman being stretchered away in an ambulance with her face covered in blood and claimed her throat had been slit.

It is understood shoppers were told to stay inside as police descended.
A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: ‘Merseyside Police can confirm a murder investigation has been launched following an incident in Southport today, Saturday 13th January.
‘Officers were contacted at 1.25pm following reports that a 28-year-old woman had been injured at the Tui travel agents on Chapel Street. The woman was taken to hospital where she subsequently died from her injuries.
‘The woman’s next of kin have been informed.
‘A 30-year-old man from the Southport area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in custody.
Travel agent, 28, dies after having 'throat slit' at TUI shop
TUI confirmed that a female staff member was involved in an incident in the shop shortly before 1.30pm today. (Picture: Southport Visitor/MEN)
‘It is believed that the incident was domestic-related.’
Delivery driver Rich Lawson, 27, was dropping off a package at the nearby Vision Express shop when he said he was ushered in and locked inside by staff.
Rich said: ‘When I got there they had locked all the doors. They let me in and locked it behind me and would not let me out.
‘I think the incident was in TUI two doors down. I saw them bring a girl out on a stretcher and putting her into an ambulance.

‘She was covered up but I could see blood on her face. There was a lot of blood and she looked like she was unconscious. They rushed her into the ambulance.
‘I would say she was in her mid 20s. A couple of people have said she was being held hostage.

Travel agent, 28, dies after having 'throat slit' at TUI shop

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