Pictured: Pregnant mum-of-four found stabbed to death at home in north London


his is the first picture of a pregnant woman found stabbed to death at her north London home as desperate friends try to raise funds to get her body flown to her children back in Ireland.

Mother-of-four Ailish Walsh, 28, was found unresponsive by police officers at a flat in Rectory Road, Stoke Newington on Thursday.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the woman, who was pregnant with her fifth child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends claimed the mother had recently found out she was going to give birth to a baby girl.

The scene in Rectory Road

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Liam Taylor, 37, of no fixed address, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with her murder.

Family friends are trying to raise money in her memory to get her body flown back to her native Ireland.

Organiser Teresa Cannon wrote: “[She] was a beautiful amazing young woman of 28 with 4 young children and a little girl on the way.

“I would like to try and raise as much money as we can to help the family with the funeral costs and getting Ailish back home to Ireland to put her at rest and be back with her family.

“I know times are hard at the moment, but you cannot imagine how hard this is for her family and children so please, please, no matter how much or how little, every penny will help.”

The GoFundMe page had smashed its £5,000 goal as of Tuesday lunchtime.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers called the murder “an incredibly sad incident.”

“My thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this unimaginably difficult time.

“I want to reassure them and residents who will be shocked by what has happened in their community, we are working hard to establish what has happened.

“Anyone who witnessed anything out of the ordinary or has any information about this incident should contact police as soon as possible,” he said in a statement.

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Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet at @MetCC and give reference 6902/15Dec.


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