Manhunt launched for stranger ‘stabbing a young woman in the BREAST’ in her own backyard after investigating ‘strange noises’ in the middle of the night
- A 29-year-old woman was attacked after inspecting noises in her garden
- The man, unknown to the woman, reportedly stabbed her in the chest and fled
- She was rushed to Townsville hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
A woman has been stabbed in the chest by a man whom she lurked in her yard at night, police say as they launch a manhunt to find the stranger.
The 29-year-old woke up at 1.15am on Friday with the sound of someone making a noise at her home on Alder Close in Thuringowa, northeastern Queensland.
When she went to inspect the noise in the courtyard, she was addressed by the man who stabbed her in the right side of the chest, police said.
Police said the man, wearing a dark hoodie, fled.
The woman was stabbed in the chest by a stranger after waking up and heard a man making a noise outside her home on Alder Close in Thuringowa, northeast Queensland (photo)
The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the attack and was taken to Townsville Hospital.
Police have now launched a manhunt to find the stranger, who is unknown to the woman.
He is described as 185 cm tall with a slender build and dark skin.
Investigators are looking for dashcam footage from the area around the time of the attack.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.
Police have now launched a manhunt to find the stranger with detectives requesting information or dashcam footage from the area that people may have (stock image)