Mother charged with attempted murder after daughter stabbed in face, neck

A MOTHER has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her teenage daughter multiple times in the face, neck and back in a frenzied attack at a home on Brisbane’s bayside.

It’s believed the 17-year-old was repeatedly stabbed with a kitchen knife in what police say was “gruesome” attack at a townhouse complex at Wynnum, 20 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.

Police said emergency services were called to reports of a disturbance at the unit complex on Elmsworth Street about 5am on Sunday.


Upon arrival police located a 17-year-old girl with a number of stab wounds to her face and back, police said.

Critical care paramedics from the High Acuity Response Unit treated the teen at the scene for multiple stab wounds before rushing her to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the girl was transported “under emergency conditions” with knife wounds to her neck and back.

Earlier, the ABC reported the teen’s 37-year-old mother was being interviewed by police.

In a statement at 2.30pm, Queensland Police confirmed the 37-year-old woman had been charged with attempted murder and will appear in Wynnum Magistrates Court on Monday.

Photos from the scene show pools of blood and a blood-stained footprint outside the townhouse.

Blood could also been seen smeared across the front door of the unit.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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