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Woman (60) killed and man in serious condition following knife attack

Woman (60) killed and man in serious condition following knife attack

A 60-year-old woman has died and her 68-year-old husband is in a serious condition in hospital following this morning’s knife attack.

A man in his 20s, who is believed to be known to the couple, is in garda custody following the brutal attack, which took place at Murmont Avenue in Montenotte, Cork.

The deceased woman suffered a number of stab wounds and despite attempts by paramedics to stabilise her condition, she was pronounced dead before she reached Cork University Hospital (CUH).

Her husband was rushed to the Mercy University Hospital (MUH) where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

These are understood to be defensive in nature.

The man was scheduled to undergo surgery.

The alarm was raised when an elderly man was seen running from the property being chased by a younger man armed with a knife.

Neighbours helped to restrain the young man until gardai arrived.

"I knew her...She was a very nice person. It's sad...and it shook me," a neighbour said.

The scene has been sealed off by Gardai who have ordered a full forensic examination.

A man who is believed to be in his 60s has been taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The State Pathologist's Office has been notified and a full post mortem examination on the woman will be conducted at Cork University Hospital later today.

Gardai are treating the death as suspicious.