A woman is in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman is in police custody following a fight at Tweed Heads this afternoon.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been told the incident began with two women, aged 37 and 48, arguing at a unit block in Seymour Street about 1.40pm today (Wednesday 28 September 2022).
The women had moved to the carpark when the younger woman allegedly assaulted the older woman, knocking her to the ground, stabbing her several times then running away.
Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command arrived and provided first aid to the injured woman before she was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to the Gold Coast University Hospital. Police have been told she is in a critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.
The younger woman was arrested nearby and was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.
A crime scene has been established in the unit block and carpark. Police found a knife a short distance away; it’s been taken for forensic examination.
Inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.