Cleaner accused of stabbing 92yo woman in Ashbury home
The elderly woman was bleeding heavily when found at the back of the Ashbury home. (ABC News)
An elderly woman was forced to activate a panic button after she was allegedly assaulted and stabbed by a cleaner at her home in Sydney’s inner west.
The 92-year-old pressed an emergency button she was wearing during the alleged assault at her Ashbury home about 10.45am yesterday.
When paramedics arrived, they found her bleeding heavily from her scalp and abdomen at the rear of the premises.
The woman, who was in a serious condition, underwent surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
The cleaner, aged 35, was stopped in a car at Illawong, about 20 kilometres away from the home, at 12.30am.
She has been charged with attempted murder and wounding person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The woman, who is at Sutherland Hospital having an ankle injury treated, is due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.