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A mother-of-two who was stabbed to death by her abusive ex in Maida Vale told a friend two years ago' I think he will kill me' and 'he's had cameras in my house recording me for months' in haunting texts.

"He's stolen my mail, my phone, has access to all my personal data.

Her friend, Adele-Sara Richards, told the PA news agency that in April 2020 Chkaifi messaged her to say : "He's had cameras in my house recording me for months.

I ’ ve tried everything."

The 26-year-old driver of the car that hit McCaskre was later arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until late February while the police investigation continues.

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the driver not to face charges.

he was driving past, saw a woman being attacked.

Forensic officers carry out investigations after a woman and man died in Maida Vale, West London

he tried to save wafah's life.

Ms Chkaifi's family reportedly hailed the car driver as "our hero."

ms chakaifi's son and other relatives revealed that her ex was supposed to appear in court last week for breaching a stalking order but didn't show.

He was a monster."

A body bag is taken away by private ambulance on Chippenham Road in Maida Vale yesterday

A warrant is believed to have been issued for the arrest of McCaskre three weeks after he failed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on a charge relating to Ms Chkaifi.

McCaskre had an anti-stalking order against him from the Met Police with Ms Chkaifi, a mature student of Moroccan descent, securing a restraining order and even installing a panic alarm in her flat because she was so frightened of her ex-husband, one of her sons has claimed.

a met police spokesperson said a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Responding to the allegation, the Met Police said :' A Stalking Prevention Order had been obtained against the deceased man, as a matter of course there will be a review by the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards NPTD further. '

Metropolitan Police officers on the scene following the double death in Maida Vale, West London

"it was a very abusive relationship which got worse after the divorce," he said.

My mother was continually being harassed and intimidated by this man.

He made her life hell,' the son told MailOnline.

"I was always in touch with the police but they did nothing to help her.

Forensic tents at the scene in Maida Vale after the incident which caused five bus routes to go on diversion

There was even a panic alarm installed in our flat – that's how scared she was of this man.

She said : 'She had a heart of gold, she was a beautiful, wonderful girl.

It's devastated us all. '

She was a good person."

Yasmin Chkaifi is pictured on YouTube making a Moroccan lamb tagine at her home in Maida Vale in a video posted on the This Food Bangz channel

Both died at the scene.

Mr Jiyad said the man sat on his victim, shouting 'take it' and 'nobody come to me' as he stabbed her repeatedly.

Witnesses said they heard shouts of "stop it, stop it" and described "a girl being attacked by a gentleman".

In a statement, the force said : 'Enquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances, but at this early stage it is believed the two deceased were known to each other. '

People believed to be family weeping today as they lay flowers at the scene of a horrific double killing in Maida Vale

An arrest warrant had been issued at the start of January for a man killed when he was hit by the driver of a car who was apparently trying to stop him stabbing his ex-wife.

Leon McCaskre, 41, was wanted for allegedly breaching a stalking restraint order and not turning up for a court hearing.

McCaskre was also barred from making contact by phone, email, text or social media.

McCaskre, who police said had stabbed Ms Chkaifi on Chippenham Road, was hit by a car driven by a 26-year-old man.

Detectives investigate after the double death happened in Maida Vale, West London

Det Ch Insp Rawlinson said "very courageous" bystanders had "bravely tried to intervene" and his team was getting a clearer idea of events from witnesses, the families and CCTV.

she was a qualified childminder, had worked in a school and was studying for a master's degree.

A vigil was held for her in Maida Vale on Wednesday night, where her family asked for time to grieve.

Ms Richards, who described how she supported her after her mother died, said : "She was a good soul.

A car is taken away from the scene of a double killing at Chippenham Road in Maida Vale, north-west London last night

The IOPC said : "We can confirm that we have received a referral from the Metropolitan Police regarding their contact with Yasmin Chkaifi prior to her tragic death in Maida Vale, London on 24 January.

"We are currently assessing the available information, and have requested more, to determine what further action may be required from us."

On Monday he attacked his ex-wife Yasmin Chkaifi, 43, stabbing her multiple times in a west London street, before a motorist drove into and killed him in an apparent attempt to stop the attack.

It is thought she might have been hit by the car, too.

Forensic officers look at a blue Renault as they carry out investigations in Maida Vale, West London

the independent office for police complaints has referred itself to the police watchdog because of its previous contact with ms chkaifi to see if it could have done more to protect her.

Some witnesses said he was among those who tried to help the woman but were threatened by the knifeman in Maida Vale at 9am on Monday.

He is then said to have got back into his car and appeared to use it to drive at the knifeman to try to stop the attack.

The attack was witnessed by horrified onlookers.

Her friend Adele-Sara Richards, who knew her as Yaz, said that in April 2020, Ms Chkaifi messaged her to say: 'He’s had cameras in my house recording me for months'

Meanwhile tributes have been paid to Chkaifi, who was known as Yaz and Wafat.

In a statement posted on Facebook, her family said : "She was full of life, always stayed positive and always saw the best in everyone.

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