Police arrest woman for attempted murder, South Australia

A woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her two children in a car on a motorway at Wingfield late last night.

Just before 11.30pm on Monday 15 August, police were called to the North South Motorway at Wingfield after a member of the public phoned to advise a woman had been detained.

Police will allege that the woman stopped her car and removed her two young children before stabbing them with a knife.

A member of the public stopped his car on the motorway and intervened, disarming the woman. Soon after he was assisted by other members of the public who restrained the woman until police arrived.

The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy from Modbury Heights, were taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital by SAAS where they were treated for critical injuries. They remain in hospital in a stable condition.

The woman, a 35-year-old from Modbury Heights, was arrested and taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital where she has been detained and will likely be charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Western District Detectives are investigating the incident and ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident and haven’t already spoken to police to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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