Woman stabbed in Katherine assault

CRIME SCENE: The alleged location of an assault on a woman in Katherine last night. Picture: Chris McLennan

CRIME SCENE: The alleged location of an assault on a woman in Katherine last night. Picture: Chris McLennan

UPDATE: Police now say a woman was stabbed multiple times during an aggravated assault at Katherine overnight.

The Indigenous woman was flown to Darwin Hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition.

Det. Sen.-Sgt Mark Malogorski said about 8.20pm yesterday, police and St John’s Ambulance officers were notified of an injured woman lying in an alley way between the Katherine River bridge and Kalano Community.

“The woman had multiple stab wounds to her body. Careflight transferred her to Royal Darwin Hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition,” Det. Malogorski said.

“We are calling for any witnesses who may have been in the area between 6pm and 8pm to come forward.”

A police vehicle has been left blocking the river track this morning with crime scene tape prohibiting access.

A police spokeswoman said earlier today crime squad specialists would attend the scene to further investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have any information that may assist, contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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