Thursday, June 20, 2024

63-year-old woman stabbed in random attack

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting and stabbing a 63-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack in Sydney yesterday.

Police say the victim was standing on the footpath along Eddy Avenue in Haymarket at around 7pm last night when she was approached by a woman she didn’t know.

The unknown woman allegedly then struck her in the face with the handle of a knife and her fist, then pushed her to the ground. She then allegedly stabbed the woman in the shoulder.

Police Transport Command officers were nearby and following a short foot pursuit, a 35-year-old woman was arrested in Belmore Park.

The victim was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment of a stab wound to her shoulder and cuts to her face, and swelling to her head.

The younger woman was taken to Day Street Police Station where she was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, use weapon to avoid apprehension, offensive behaviour, wielding a knife in a public place, and possession of a knife in a public place.

She was refused bail to appear before Central Local Court today.

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