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Teen fighting for life in Mackay Hospital after alleged stabbing


A teenage girl remains in critical condition at Mackay Hospital after she was allegedly stabbed several times.

A 36-year-old woman, known to the teenager, has been charged with attempted murder.

Police allege at approximately 4.15pm yesterday, a 17-year-old girl was stabbed with a knife several times at a home on Beardmore Crescent, Dysart.

Detectives attended the Dysart residence and found the 36-year-old woman.

She was taken with minor injuries to Dysart Hospital for assessment where police say the woman then assaulted a police officer.

The woman is expected to face Mackay Magistrates Court today charged with attempted murder (domestic violence), common assault and serious assault police officer.

The teenager remains in a critical but stable condition at Mackay Hospital.