— With AAP.
1. A NSW woman allegedly stabbed her 5yo daughter and several strangers in Salamander Bay knife attack.
A woman is being assessed in a New South Wales hospital after she allegedly stabbed a number of people, including her own child, with a sheathed knife.
The incident occurred at Salamander Bay, in the Hunter region, at about 5:40pm on Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman was allegedly armed with a knife and accompanied by her five-year-old daughter when she got into the back seat of a car that was stopped along a road near the intersection of Scott Circuit.
She allegedly stabbed the male driver with the sheathed knife, causing minor cuts to his shoulder, as his 15-year-old daughter looked on.
The woman then left the car and walked with her child into a nearby supermarket where she stabbed a number of customers, causing minor cuts and abrasions. It is alleged she then turned the knife on her child, causing lacerations to her head.
A number of staff and customers at the store ran outside and locked the doors while calling police.
The woman has been taken to Mater Hospital where she is being treated for lacerations to her fingers and head. She will undergo a mental health assessment.
Her daughter was taken to John Hunter Hospital to be treated for lacerations to her scalp, which are non-life-threatening. Three men attended a local clinic for superficial injuries.
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2. Sydney shop guard jailed for child kidnap and indecent assault.
A security guard will spend at least 2 and half years behind bars after kidnapping and indecently assaulting a little girl at the Homebush DFO. 30-year-old Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati led the 3-year-old away from her family into a stairwell and out of sight of security cameras. pic.twitter.com/uFr0NAJlEX
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 27, 2019
A young girl kidnapped and indecently assaulted by a Sydney shopping centre security guard has been described as “remarkably resilient” and courageous for reporting the crimes almost immediately.