A young girl is recovering in hospital after she was allegedly stabbed in the face and upper body near Ballarat yesterday.
The girl, believed to be five years old, was stabbed at a unit on Learmonth Road in Mitchell Park just before 3pm.
She was rushed to Ballarat Base Hospital in a critical condition, however is now reportedly stable.
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A 23-year-old man, who lives in the same apartment block as the girl, however is not related, was arrested a short time later.
He is assisting police with their investigation, however no charges have yet been laid.