Woman with 5yo ‘stabs’ driver with knife. Picture: Today
Woman with 5yo ‘stabs’ driver with knife. Picture: Today

Mum allegedly stabs 5yo daughter

A woman has been arrested and taken to hospital after allegedly stabbing several people including her young daughter yesterday.

The incident occurred at Salamander Bay in the NSW Hunter Region at about 5.40pm yesterday evening, when a 26-year-old woman - who was allegedly armed with a knife - was walking along Soldiers Point Rd, Salamander Bay with her five-year-old daughter.

Near the intersection of Scott Circuit, the woman got into the back seat of a car that was stopped and occupied by a man and his 15-year-old daughter.

The woman allegedly stabbed the man with the knife - that was covered by a protective sheath - causing minor lacerations to his shoulder.

Thewoman was arrested last night. Picture: Today
Thewoman was arrested last night. Picture: Today

The woman got out of the car and walked with her child towards the shopping precinct where she entered a supermarket. A number of staff and customers at the store ran outside and locked the doors while calling police.

The woman caused minor cuts and abrasions to a number of customers inside the store with the sheath-covered-knife before turning it on her child causing lacerations to her head.

Police arrived and arrested the woman without incident.

Emergency Entrance to the Mater Hospital, Waratah.
Emergency Entrance to the Mater Hospital, Waratah.

She was taken to Mater Hospital under police guard where she is being treated for lacerations to her fingers and head and will undergo a mental health assessment.

Her daughter was taken to John Hunter Hospital where she is being treated for lacerations to her scalp which are considered non-life-threatening.

John Hunter hospital, Newcastle, NSW
John Hunter hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Three men attended a local clinic for superficial injuries.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. There is also an anonymous online chat service available between 8pm and 4am AEST at Lifeline.org.au, or visit Beyond Blue's website.

For crisis assistance, call triple-0.



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