UPDATE: Women dies after man slits her throat in shopping centre car park

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Early today we reported that a woman had her throat cut by a man with a knife at a shopping centre car park, we are sorry to say that the women has unfortunately died

The woman was in her 20s and desperately pleaded for help at passers-by after the barbaric attack.

Witnesses saw a man in a white T-shirt covered in blood being arrested by the police.

He did not resist arrest.

An eyewitness, Michelle Hextall, told the Express how the woman – covered in blood – was honking the horn in a desperate bid to get attention.

She said: “The woman was screaming and bibbing the horn to get attention.

“Another shopper blocked the car in so he couldn’t escape.

“She did not manage to get out of the car.”

Sickening photos from the scene show a Peugeot 107 covered in blood with bloody handprints on the door.

Forensic teams are scouring the area around a black car, which has been left with its doors open.

The MP for Rochester and Strood tweeted: “Shocked & devastated by the horrific incident at Dockside – police in attendance and investigating.”

Shaken by the incident, Ms Hextall added: “Attacker was then put into police van. Didn’t appear to resist arrest.

“The attacker is leaning on the bonnet of police car in front.

“His hands were covered in blood up to his elbows. Blood on t-shirt.”

Another witness, Ash Tucker, posted on Facebook: “Just pulling into Dockside Chatham, 10 police cars race past with flashing lights, as I’ve locked the door I hear shouting and commotion.

“The next bay opposite to me there’s a man covered in blood being restrained by officers.”

I hope justice prevails and the perpetrator gets the maximum sentence possible.

It’s not yet known if this is terrorism related, however, it is a similar tactic used by the London Bridge attackers who aimed for people’s throats with their weapons.