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Rachel Nickell stabbed 49 times while walking son and dog

A stock image of a dog lead


The blonde young mum and former model was walking with her two-year-old son and her dog, Molly, along a path in Wimbledon Common in London. Suddenly, her son was thrown aside and she was sexually assaulted, stabbed repeatedly and then her throat was cut.

Robert Napper, who police believed was connected to previous rapes, was named as a suspect.

However, he was soon dismissed as the police focused all their efforts on another man, partly because he was known to walk his dog along the same path...