On 24 January 2022, Yasmin Chkaifi was stabbed to death in London, United Kingdom. Her killer, Leon McCaskre, was killed by a passer-by minutes later.
Yasmin Chkaifi (Arabic: ياسمين الشقايفي, romanized: Yāsmīn ash-Shkayfī; 1978 – 24 January 2022) was a 43-year-old Moroccan childminder who had two teenage sons and lived in Maida Vale, West London, England. At 9 am on 24 January 2022, she was stabbed to death on Chippenham Road, Maida Vale. Within minutes, her killer, Leon McCaskre, was killed when a 26-year-old stranger drove his car into him. McCaskre, who was 41, was Chkaifi's former long-term partner. A warrant for his arrest had been issued on 4 January after he failed to appear in court. The police arrested the driver on suspicion of murder and bailed him until late February. However, by 1 February the Metropolitan Police decided that the unnamed 26-year-old would face no further action, following a review of the evidence.
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