Manhunt launched for stranger who ‘stabbed a young woman in the CHEST’ in her own backyard after she went to investigate ‘strange noises’ in the middle of the night
- A 29-year-old woman was attacked after she went to inspect noises in her yard
- The man, unknown to the woman, allegedly stabbed her in the chest and fled
- She was rushed to Townsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries
A woman has been stabbed in the chest by a man she discovered lurking in her garden at night, police allege, as they launch a manhunt to find the stranger.
The 29-year-old awoke on Friday at 1.15am to the sound of someone making noise at her home on Alder Close at Thuringowa, north-east Queensland.
When she went to inspect the noise in the courtyard, she was set upon by the man who stabbed her in the right side of the chest, police said.
Officers said the man, dressed in a dark hoodie, then fled the scene.
The woman was stabbed in the chest by a stranger after she awoke and heard a man making noise outside her home on Alder Close at Thuringowa, north-east Queensland (pictured)
The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries from the attack and was taken to Townsville Hospital.
Police have now launched a manhunt to find the stranger, who is not known to the woman.
He is described as 185cm tall with a slim build and has a dark complexion.
Investigators are seeking dashcam footage from the area around the time of the attack.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police have now launched a manhunt to find the stranger with detectives requesting any information or dashcam footage from the area people may have (stock image)