Jayne Toal Reat (left) was stabbed to death after trying to protect her daughter Charlotte (right) during a Christmas Day brawl in Belfast. Picture: Facebook
Jayne Toal Reat (left) was stabbed to death after trying to protect her daughter Charlotte (right) during a Christmas Day brawl in Belfast. Picture: Facebook

Mum stabbed to death while trying to protect daughter

A HEROIC mum died in her daughter's arms on Christmas Day after she was stabbed at a house party trying to save her daughter.

Charlotte Reat, 21, said her mum Jayne was knifed several times after she received two knife wounds to the head at a party in Belfast, reports The Sun.

 

Shortly after 6am on Christmas Day, police officers and ambulance crews were called to the scene.

When ambulance crews arrived, cops were already trying to perform emergency CPR on one of the victims.

Recalling the horrific moment her mum died right in front of her eyes, Charlotte said in a heartbreaking Facebook post: "I just want to thank everyone for all the kind messages and posts.

"I'm not in the frame of mind to reply to anyone nor am I fit to be writing this status.

"Today will be a day I will never forget as my mum was murdered in front of my eyes and then later died in my arms.

 

"I can still feel her in my arms and hear her screams of pain and see the panic on her face.

"My mum died saving me; I was stabbed twice in the head, once in my face and once to the back of my neck."

Three other people were rushed to Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with what were believed to be stab wounds.

Jayne Toal Reat was stabbed to death on Christmas Day. Picture: Facebook
Jayne Toal Reat was stabbed to death on Christmas Day. Picture: Facebook

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust said the injured man has since been discharged.

The torn 21-year-old added: "You're my hero forever and always and I'll never forget you and I promise I will get you justice! I love you my beautiful mummy forever and always."

Police told the Belfast Telegraph amurder investigation had been launched.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday.

Charlotte Reat penned a heartbreaking tribute to her mum on social media. Picture: Facebook
Charlotte Reat penned a heartbreaking tribute to her mum on social media. Picture: Facebook

This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.



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