Neighbours speak of shock after murder on Hucknall street.

Hucknall murder scene.
Hucknall murder scene.

Neighbours on a Hucknall street have spoken of their shock after the murder of a woman in her home.

Denise Williamson, 44, sustained serious stab wounds at her Hazelwood Drive address, which it is understood she shared with her partner and teenage son.

The incident happened at around 8.50pm on Friday 5th July. Ambulances and police arrived at the address but Ms Williamson was pronounced dead at hospital shortly afterwards.

A 52-year-old man, who was detained at the scene, remains under arrest on suspicion of her murder.

Neighbours on the quiet street have been left distressed by the death and described the incident as ‘disturbing’ and ‘unsettling’.

“We were watching the Andy Murray semi-final on TV when we heard all the sirens,” said Karen Walker who lives opposite the scene of the crime. “Two ambulances arrived and the police at about 9pm.

“We didn’t know what had happened but we knew it was something serious as a man and a woman were both taken away by ambulance.”

There has been a heavy police prescence at the detached well-kept house all weekend with the street being cordoned off throughout Friday night. Today police remained at the site as scenes of crime officers continued to collect evidence.

“The man was a driving instructor who gave our daughter a few lessons and the boy did a paper round but I don’t really know much about the victim,” added Mrs Walker who has lived on neighbouring Bolingey Way for eight years. “They kept themselves to themselves.”

It is understood the family had been renting the property for about four or five years but it appears they were not well known by many neighbours.

Despite this a few flower posies have been left on the front garden marking the tragedy.

“There has been quite a lot of movement on the street in recent years with people moving away and new people arriving,” said another neighbour who has lived on the street for over 20 years. “My son used to play in a football team with her son but I don’t know the parents.

“It’s all very upsetting.”

Another neighbour who only moved in 18 months ago and didn’t know the victim has been left shaken by the occurences over the weekend.

“It’s tragic that a woman has lost her life here,” said the woman who didn’t want to be named. “It’s very disturbing knowing what has happened on the street where we live.

“It’s a quiet street and although I speak with my direct neighbours I had never made eye contact to speak to the lady who died.”

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen or been in contact with Denise in the last few weeks to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.