POLICE say the victim and witnesses to an early-morning stabbing in Tamworth are not co-operating with investigators.
The 45-year-old woman is recovering in Tamworth hospital after undergoing surgery for several stab wounds to her arm and chest.
Police said the 45yo woman has undergone surgery today for several stab wounds to her arm and chest and is recovering in a stable condition in #Tamworth hospital. Stabbing believed to be targeted, not a “random attack” @The_NDLpic.twitter.com/9fxxtYOLJy— BreannaChillingworth (@breannachill) January 10, 2018
Oxley Detective Sergeant Jason Darcy told The Leader the woman was driven to hospital about 7.30am by another person, but is now listed in a stable condition.
The victim and witnesses are not co-operating with investigations by Oxley detectives which means those responsible are still at large.Oxley Detective Sergeant Jason Darcy
“The victim and witnesses are not co-operating with investigations by Oxley detectives which means those responsible are still at large,” he said on Wednesday afternoon.
“We would appeal for those people involved in the incident or who have knowledge of what happened to contact Tamworth police and speak with investigators.”
Police door-knocked the neighbourhood and seized several items of interest including clothing from the Brewery Lane property, where blood stains littered the driveway.
Detective Sergeant Darcy said preliminary investigations revealed the incident was not a random attack.
“We believe the parties are known to one another so there is no cause for community alarm,” he said.
“We would just appeal for any members of the public that might have been driving in or around the Brewery Lane area between 7 and 7.30am on Wednesday and witnessed any cars or suspicious activity to please contact Tamworth police.”
A WOMAN is expected to undergo surgery on Wednesday after she was allegedly stabbed in Tamworth.
The 45-year-old woman presented to Tamworth hospital about 7.30am on Wednesday with serious injuries, police said.
Police were alerted and an investigation was launched into the incident, due to the serious nature of the injuries, a spokesperson said.
A forensic officer examines the crime scene in North #Tamworth. Blood can be seen on the ground, with the street cordoned off. A crime scene is expected to remain in place for several hours, @OxleyLAC Police said. @The_NDLpic.twitter.com/Qqo1H7bv9I— BreannaChillingworth (@breannachill) January 10, 2018
Following investigations, police set-up a crime scene at a Brewery Lane house in North Tamworth.
Forensic crews are scouring the house and the lane has been cordoned off to traffic as police investigate.
Officers have also been seen door-knocking the area.
Oxley Detective Sergeant Jason Darcy told The Leader detectives were appealing for public help as they probe what happened.
“Police are appealing for anyone who might have been in the Brewery Lane, Blight Street or Manilla Road area early this morning that might have noticed something unusual,” he said.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances behind the woman’s injuries and are urging anyone who might have seen anything or heard anything, even someone travelling past in a car, we would appeal for them to come forward and contact Tamworth police or Crime Stoppers.Oxley Detective Sergeant Jason Darcy
“Detectives are investigating the circumstances behind the woman’s injuries and are urging anyone who might have seen anything or heard anything, even someone travelling past in a car, we would appeal for them to come forward and contact Tamworth police or Crime Stoppers.”
The woman remains in hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition but her injuries are not being treated as life-threatening.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.