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Woman stabbed in her car

PUBLISHED: 08:16 04 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:42 03 March 2010

POLICE are today hunting a male motorist after a woman was stabbed in her car on an isolated road in Suffolk.

The victim, who comes from the Sudbury area, was undergoing emergency surgery last night after the incident on a road between Little and Great Cornard.

POLICE are today hunting a male motorist after a woman was stabbed in her car on an isolated road in Suffolk.

The victim, who comes from the Sudbury area, was undergoing emergency surgery last night after the incident on a road between Little and Great Cornard. She had been stabbed in the stomach.

Mystery surrounds the lead-up to the stabbing, but police said they were keen to trace the driver of an "old, red car" driven by a man in his early 40s.

The drama unfolded at about 8.15pm when the woman, driving a silver Ford Focus, called police from the scene saying she had been stabbed.

The police helicopter helped locate her in Joe's Road, an isolated road between Little and Great Cornard near Sudbury.

When they arrived, she was drifting in and out of consciousness and was immediately rushed to Colchester General Hospital. She was then taken into theatre for an emergency operation expected to last around three hours.

Insp Mike Hinshelwood, of Suffolk Police, said her condition was serious but the injuries were not initially thought to be life-threatening.

He said they could not speculate on the possible motives for the attack until detectives had been able to speak to the injured woman.

He added: "We are particularly keen to trace an old red car and male occupant in his early 40s, who was clean shaven and believed to be involved in this incident."

Anyone who can help should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.


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