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CCTV released of man walking towards pregnant stabbing victim’s Croydon address

The 26-year-old died after being found with stab injuries at her address on Saturday.

Police officers at the scene in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Police officers at the scene in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Police are looking to identify a man pictured walking towards the address of a murder victim and running away from the scene minutes later.

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, was eight months pregnant and found with stab injuries at her address in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, in the early hours of Saturday.

She died at the scene, while paramedics managed to deliver her baby son who her family has named Riley.

In the footage released by the Metropolitan Police, a man is seen walking towards Ms Fauvrelle’s address at 3.11am and running back just over 10 minutes later.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command said: “The release of this footage is the next step in what has been a fast-paced, and extremely challenging investigation.

“We need to identify the man shown in the footage urgently, even if only to eliminate him from our enquiries. I need to hear from anyone who knows who he is.

I am aware that there is some speculation about whether Kelly's attacker was known to her. At this stage we simply are not in a position to say and we must retain an open mind. Mick Norman

“If this is you, it is imperative that you contact my team immediately.”

He added that the force was unable to say whether Ms Fauvrelle’s attacker was known to her and officers are keeping an open mind.

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A forensic officer speaks with a police officer at the scene in Raymead Avenue (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

He said: “A dedicated team of detectives are working day and night on this investigation.

“We have assured Kelly’s family – and I want to assure local residents and the wider public too – that we are doing absolutely everything in our power to find the person responsible.

“I am aware that there is some speculation about whether Kelly’s attacker was known to her. At this stage we simply are not in a position to say and we must retain an open mind.

“One of the key aims of my investigation is to build a complete picture of Kelly’s life and the people with whom she was in contact, but I also need to consider other possible scenarios.

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Kelly Mary Fauvrelle was eight months pregnant (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

“Members of the public may have useful information, and I am today reiterating my appeal for anyone who may know anything that will assist the investigation to make contact as soon as possible.”

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. One, aged 37, was released under investigation on Sunday, and a second, aged 29, has been released on bail until early August.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4005 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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