Officers leave the Holden Street home with evidence bags. Picture:Bill Hearne
Officers leave the Holden Street home with evidence bags. Picture:Bill Hearne

Cleaner ‘stabs’ woman, 92, in brutal home attack

A 92-year-old woman has allegedly been stabbed and assaulted by her cleaner in a vicious house attack in Sydney's inner west.

Emergency services were called after a personal panic alarm was activated from an address on Holden Street, Ashbury at around 10.45am on Wednesday.

 

Forensic teams gather evidence at the Ashbury house last night. Picture: Bill Hearne
Forensic teams gather evidence at the Ashbury house last night. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

A crime scene was established at the home while forensic officers examined evidence. Picture: Bill Hearne
A crime scene was established at the home while forensic officers examined evidence. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

 

They discovered the woman bleeding heavily from her scalp and abdomen, police said.

She was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a serious condition and had emergency surgery for face and body injuries, plus several stab wounds.

A 35-year-old woman who police allege was working as a cleaner in the victim's home was later arrested after a vehicle stop on Griffin Parade, Illawong.

 

Forensic officer inside the Holden Street house.
Forensic officer inside the Holden Street house.

 

Police outside the Holden Street home. Picture: Bill Hearne
Police outside the Holden Street home. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was taken to Sutherland Hospital for an ankle injury and was due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today charged with attempted murder and wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

 

 

Officer takes evidence from scene. Pictures: Bill Hearne
Officer takes evidence from scene. Pictures: Bill Hearne