Sheffield murder victim ‘told neighbour she'd been stabbed’ on night of her death

An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman stabbed to death in Sheffield.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:24 am
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:24 am

Pearl Simone Hancock, aged 55, was found injured in flats on Ravenscroft Place, Richmond, on Saturday, July 4.

The mum and grandmother was in a communal area of the flats when paramedics arrived and she was taken to hospital but could not be saved and was pronounced dead an hour later.

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An inquest has been opened into the death of Pearl Simone Hancock, who was stabbed in Sheffield on Saturday, July 4

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At the inquest opening at the Medico Legal Centre in Sheffield, it emerged that Ms Hancock ‘raised the alarm with a neighbour that she had been stabbed’.

A police investigation was launched and Kerry Taylor, 41, of Ravenscroft Place, was later arrested and charged with murder.

She is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court this morning.

A 36-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder was released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.