The friends of a mum who died after a stabbing in Bexley have created a JustGiving page to help support the family and help towards funeral costs.

Leila Young was stabbed to death on Penhill Road just after 4pm on Tuesday, January 16.

Leila was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but passed away from her injuries on January 23.

Matt Jenkins, a friend to Leila and the family, created a Just Giving page to support Leila’s family and funeral costs with a target of £10,000.

The Just Giving page has raised more than £8,000 so far and has hundreds of kind messages from members of the public.

On the page, Matt says the trauma the incident has had and will continue to have on the three babies is “unimaginable”.

The post states: “Leila wasn’t just taken away from us she was taken away from her 3 beautiful children which she loved whole heartedly.

“The trauma this has had and will continue to have on these 3 beautiful babies is unimaginable.

“As a friend to Leila and the family and a parent myself we have to do all that we can to help.

“Whether this helps with funeral costs or putting even the smallest of smiles on some little faces let’s all come together to help and support the family at this awful time.

“So, I’ve set up this Just Giving pages for all to do so.

“If we can help, show love and shine light and raise some money in the name of Leila, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a niece, an aunty and a friend then I’m sure this would make all the difference to her children and the people closest to them.”

You can donate to the Just Giving page here.

At the site of the tragic incident on Penhill Road, mourners left candles, floral arrangements, and handwritten notes.

One note expressed deep sorrow, stating, "So heart breaking. I am so sorry this has happened to you. Sleep tight and may you rest in peace."

Another note paid tribute to Leila, saying, "Leila, you will always be remembered for the loving, brilliant mum you are. We will never forget you."

Tony Curant, 33, of Penhill Road was arrested on January 20 and he was charged with the attempted murder of Leila Young the following day.

He appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court on January 22 where he was remanded in custody.

His next court appearance is scheduled for February 5 at the Old Bailey.