First picture of student, 23, who ‘had throat slit’ in car-park while screaming and beeping horn for help
Molly McLaren had been at the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham, Kent, when she killed in what is thought to be a ‘domestic’ incident.
A woman who had her throat slit in a shopping centre car park has been named as 23-year-old student Molly McLaren.
Molly had been at the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham, Kent, when she was killed in what is thought to be a ‘domestic’ incident.
A 25-year-old suspect allegedly shut her in his car near the Odeon cinema before she began screaming and beeping the horn for help.
He has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Molly, of Cobham near Gravesend, Kent, is understood to have been a student at the University of Kent where she was studying Exercise, Sport and Health Education.
Eye-witness Michelle Textall said: “I’m a bit shaken by what I’ve just seen.
“The suspect was leaning on the bonnet of police car in front. His hands were covered in blood up to his elbows. Blood on t-shirt.
“His white vest was blood splattered. He was then loaded into police van.
“He didn’t seem to be resisting.”
Another witness, who was heading towards a gym, saw the victim’s leg hanging out of the car and the suspect run away covered in blood.
The man said: “Me and my brother just arrived at the car park and parked at the back near where the incident happened.
“We just saw a car parked in front of the actual car where the body was inside, so I thought nothing of it, then we went and parked.
“We came out and saw more police coming, the sirens were in the distance coming towards the parked car. As we headed to the gym we walked around the car with the lady in.
“The door was left open but there was a leg was sticking out, I’m not sure what happened, but the guy ran out of the car, he had blood on him.