Christine Davis murdered and her husband injured after horrific home robbery in South Africa

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A British woman has been stabbed to death and her husband is fighting for his life after robbers broke into their home in South Africa.

Christine Davis, 65, was found slumped on the floor at her home in Knysna with horrific knife wounds to her neck yesterday morning.

Her husband Brian, 67, was then found in the garage with gruesome head injuries having been battered with a blunt instrument.

South African police revealed the identities of the couple, who are both British citizens from England but now live in South Africa, to the Mirror Online.

The tragic duo, were discovered by a friend who spotted their dog wandering the streets of Knysna early that morning.

After bringing the pet back to the home, the friend was horrified to find Mrs Davis dead with wounds to her neck and head.

The friend then discovered Mr Davis lying in the garage, bleeding from horrific head wounds. 

Detective Warrant Officer Quine, investigating the murder, told Mirror Online: "We believe Mrs Davis was killed some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

"She was stabbed to death and the husband was hit with a blunt object. They were renting the house but were close friends with their neighbours.

"When the neighbours could not contact them by cell phone, they got into the house and discovered the couple."

Emergency services arrived along with murder detectives at around 10.30am local time.

The husband was raced to hospital, where is now fighting for his life.

A post mortem will be held for Mrs Davis tomorrow.

Investigators revealed they believe the pair had been targeted by murderous robbers.

The couple’s green Isuzu Wizard vehicle was missing, along with a TV, two laptops and a tablet computer.

Investigating officer Bernadine Steyn said: "The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear and being investigated.”

Knysna is a major tourist hub for the Western Cape and is favoured by wealthy foreigners.

Scott Blair - UK News
By Scott Blair - UK News 03/08/2015 14:02:00