A MAN wanted over the stabbing of a mother and her 11-month-old baby in their home is the child’s father who was facing deportation, neighbours claim.
Rehan Khan (pictured), 25, is being hunted by police on suspicion of attempted murder after the boy was critically injured in the attack in Feltham, west London, on Monday.
Injuries to the boy’s 32-year-old mother, named as Khan’s estranged wife Salma, were not life threatening.
Neighbours claimed Khan, a Pakistani national, had his application for indefinite leave rejected five days ago after Salma reported him to social services for allegedly trying to strangle her.
Salma, said to be a British citizen originally from Belgium, has a daughter aged about 11 and two sons aged around seven from a previous marriage, as well as the baby with Khan.
A friend, Samina, 39, said she heard one of the boys scream ‘don’t kill my mummy’ before Khan fled.
The mother-of-three claimed he stabbed the pair in the terraced house after climbing in through a window.
Samina said: ‘I’m still in shock. How can a father stab his son? I saw the knife in his hand, I saw him run away, he ran so fast.’
She said her friend ‘didn’t even have time to raise a panic alarm’. An air ambulance was called to the normally quiet street and blood could be seen on a white wall at the entrance to the house.
A police tent was visible in the back garden.
Police have advised the public not to approach Khan — who has links with Hounslow, Isleworth, Newham, Slough, Hammersmith and Fulham — but to call 999 instead.