Woman stabbed by Aboriginal gang in front of city shoppers

Renato Castello: The Advertiser | September 13, 2008


A WOMAN has been stabbed in front of shoppers in what is believed to have been an unprovoked attack in the city centre this afternoon.

The 22-year-old Brompton woman rang police and ambulance to report she had been stabbed in the chest outside the Southern Cross Arcade on King William St.

She was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital just after 1pm with non-life threatening injuries.

A witness to the attack said the woman was sitting outside the Southern Cross Photo store with a male companion when she was approached by a group of people of Aboriginal appearance.

He said a woman in the group confronted the victim before stabbing her in the chest with a pocket knife.

The group then fled with the alleged attacker last seen walking south-bound down King William St.

“The woman was really calm she phoned the police and the ambulance herself, she just told the police I’ve been stabbed,” the witness said.

“The woman was just sitting down and I think she was waiting for the bus.”

The attacker has been described as in her mid-20s with solid build and was wearing a dark singlet.

Anyone with information should contact BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.