Local MP and Prime Minister pay tribute to stabbing victims

Julian Knight MP used the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the new Parliamentary session (Wednesday 5th September) to offer his thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Khaola Saleem and Raneem Oudeh.

He also invited Theresa May to join him in thanking the emergency services, police, and local residents for their response to the crisis.

Speaking in the House, Julian said:

“Last Monday in Solihull, the lives of a mother and daughter, Khaola Saleem and Raneem Oudeh, were brought to an end after a double stabbing outside their home. I have met Khaola and Raneem’s family and seen first-hand their quiet dignity, clear love for one another and desire to see something good come from their loss.

“Will the Prime Minister join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Khaola and Raneem’s family and thanking our emergency services, police liaison officers and the wider community of Solihull, which has shown great stoicism and heartfelt concern as this tragedy has unfolded?”

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, replied:

“I think that the whole House will want to join me in sending our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of Khaola Saleem and Raneem Oudeh. This is a terrible tragedy. I am sure that my hon. Friend understands that I cannot comment on the ongoing investigation that is taking place, but he is right to draw attention to the work of the emergency services. Indeed, I join him in paying tribute not only to our emergency services but to the local community for the support that they have shown at this very difficult time.”