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British woman Emma Lovell killed in Australia during break-in

Event 15:08 28 Dec, 2022
British woman Emma Lovell killed in Australia during break-in

A British woman has been stabbed to death during a break-in at her home in Australia, Qazet.az reports citing BBC.

Emma Lovell, 41, originally from the Ipswich area, died after confronting intruders at her home in North Lakes, Brisbane, on Boxing Day night, police said.

Her husband Lee Lovell, 43, who was also stabbed, described his wife as the "glue to our family".

Two boys, aged 17, have been charged with murder.

Mr Lovell, whose injuries were non-life threatening, told reporters his family was "devastated".

"Emma was the glue to our family," he said

"She was such a beautiful person. We're all just devastated from her loss.

"It's senseless. I don't know what people do it for." The Lovells have two daughters.

Mr Lovell, who is also from the Ipswich area, shared photographs on social media of them all together at a nearby Sunshine Coast beach on Christmas Day.

In a statement, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) said an altercation took place inside an address in Whitfield Crescent at 23:30 UTC and "moved outside to the front yard".