Elderly woman, 73, allegedly stabbed from behind as she walked home alone after visiting family
- Elderly woman stabbed multiple times as she walked home
- The 73-year-old was returning from a relative’s home
An elderly woman has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed several times on her walk home.
Police said the 73-year-old had left a relative’s home around 7pm on Tuesday and was walking home on Mundy St in Geelong, southwest of Melbourne.
When the woman reached the intersection of Bellarine St, a man allegedly came up behind her and stabbed her several times before leaving.
The 73-year-old had left a relative’s house and was walking home on Mundy St in Geelong before reaching the intersection with Bellarine St where she was reportedly attacked (Photo: Google Maps)
The woman managed to get help from a nearby residence and was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, where she remained Wednesday morning.
In the aftermath of the alleged attack, police arrested a man in South Geelong on Tuesday.
A 32-year-old man is in custody and is assisting police in their investigation.
Police told 3AW investigators that the man was not connected to the relative’s household.