Woman, 71, fighting for life after stabbing in Torquay

A WOMAN remains in a critical condition after she was stabbed in her Torquay home on Saturday night.

Police were called to a Barnstaple Street home just before 10pm where they found a 71-year-old woman with stab wounds to her face and neck.

A 20-year-old Urangan man who is not known to the woman was also found at the scene.

He has been charged with unlawful wounding, grievous bodily harm, burglary and breach of bail.

Police will allege the man broke into the woman's home through a window before stabbing, punching and kicking her.

He is scheduled to appear in the Hervey Bay magistrates Court on Monday.

The injured woman was flown to Brisbane for treatment, where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  assault editors picks grevious bodily harm hervey bay stabbing

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

Local Partners