WA, Crime: Grandmother stabbed in suspected DV attack in Perth’s east

A grandmother is fighting for her life in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Perth’s east.

Emergency services were called to a home on Jessie Rd in Gooseberry Hill shortly after 5pm on Tuesday after reports a woman had been stabbed.

Upon arrival, officers found 60-year-old church worker Paulette Mountford suffering from serious stab wounds.

She was taken to the hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery; he remains there in serious but stable condition.

A 72-year-old man was taken into custody at the property and later charged with one count of attempted unlawful murder.

He has since been identified as Christopher John Sullivan and is due to appear before a magistrate in Perth on Wednesday.

Nine News reported that neighbors tried to put pressure on Ms Mountford in the front yard of the house before paramedics arrived.

Her alleged attacker, Mr. Sullivan, later barricaded himself in the home before tactical response officers arranged for him to leave.

In a statement, Ms Mountford’s daughters said they just wanted their “mum to overcome her injuries”.

“Thank you to those who came to her aid in her time of need and to those who continue to care for her,” the statement read.

“We are devastated and absolutely heartbroken that our dear mother has gone through such a horrific ordeal.

“For such a kind-hearted person, it is difficult to understand that he is suffering so deeply.

“All we want right now is for our mum to overcome her injuries and we pray and hope she gets better soon.

“She is a strong woman and we know she will use all her strength to improve.”

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