A wheelchair-bound woman has been airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after being stabbed in the throat by a younger woman at a shopping centre on the NSW South Coast.
According to police, an argument is alleged to have broken out inside an elevator between a 42-year-old woman in a wheelchair and a 27-year-old woman at a shopping centre on Upper Street in Bega at around 1pm on Friday.
It’s alleged the younger woman then left and retrieved a weapon from her car before returning to the shopping centre and allegedly stabbing the wheelchair-bound woman in the neck.
She then fled the scene.
Paramedics were called and treated the 42-year-old woman at the scene before rushing her to the South East Regional Hospital with critical injuries.
She has since been airlifted to Canberra Hospital for further treatment.
She remains in a serious condition.
At around 2pm, the 27-year-old woman surrendered herself to police at Bega Police Station and handed in the weapon.
She has since been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder.
She was remanded in custody and due to front Batemans Bay Local Court today (Sunday).