Man, 39, is charged with murdering 'doting' mother, 29

Man, 39, is charged with murdering 'doting' mother, 29, who was stabbed to death with her four-month-old baby daughter in her arms Kimberley Deakin, 29, from Burslem, stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Lewis Crofts, 39, of Broadstone, Dorset, since been charged with her murder  He will appear before North Staffordshire Justice Centre on November 9

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 15:59 GMT, 8 November 2020 | Updated: 17:13 GMT, 8 November 2020

A man has been charged with murder after a 29-year-old mother was stabbed to death with her four-month-old baby in her arms.

Kimberley Deakin, from Burslem, was discovered with stab wounds in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire just before 4.45pm on Friday.

Neighbours said the mother was covered in blood as she fled onto the street screaming 'help, help' while carrying her daughter following a disturbance at a house.

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She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.  

Lewis Crofts, 39, of Broadstone, Dorset, who police say was known to the victim, has since been charged with her murder and remanded in custody. 

Kimberley Deakin was discovered with stab wounds in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on Friday. She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead

Kimberley Deakin was discovered with stab wounds in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on Friday. She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead

He will appear before North Staffordshire Justice Centre on November 9. 

Today tributes were paid to the 'doting' mother by members in the

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