Manhunt after mum and daughter stabbed to death in Solihull street

Bethany Minelle, news reporter

A manhunt is under way after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death in the early hours of the morning in a Solihull street.

The two women, aged 22 and 49, were found suffering from serious stab wounds in Northdown Road just after 12.30am on Monday.

Despite being treated by emergency services, both were confirmed dead at the scene.

Officers are now making urgent attempts to arrest a male suspect, who they say is known to the victims.

They have appealed for the man to hand himself in "as a matter of urgency".

The area has been cordoned off, and CCTV is being examined.

House to house enquiries are also being made, and extra police will be present in the area over the coming days.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield said: "What has happened this morning is truly devastating and heartbreaking. Our thoughts go out to the two victims' family and friends at this traumatic time.

"Tragically there was nothing which could be done to save them and we are working to establish the circumstances behind what happened.

"We are still in the very early stages of our investigation but we believe the offender is known to the victims.

"We are appealing to him come forward as a matter of urgency."

Anyone with information should call 999.