Woman stabbed in her own home

Forensics police at the scene. Picture: Channel Seven

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

A 54-year-old woman has suffered serious stab wounds during a sexual assault in her own home in Doveton.

Detectives from Victoria Police’s Sexual Crime Squad are investigating, with reports that multiple offenders may be involved in the attack around noon on July 2.

Police are yet to release descriptions of the offenders, who remain at large.

The victim was treated by paramedics at her Rowan Drive semi-detached home for multiple stab wounds to her upper and lower body.

Neighbours reportedly heard her screams.

She was taken to The Alfred hospital in a serious condition.

Her condition has since been described as stable.

A neighbour told Star News that detectives sourced their CCTV footage.

Her CCTV cameras were installed after several nearby break-ins and thefts, including a car from their driveway.

Before the latest incident, however, she had felt safe.

“It’s a bit scary for us to go out there. God knows where these people are heading.”

Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au

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