Liverpool

Pregnant woman stabbed at Liverpool primary school

A pregnant woman has been stabbed repeatedly in the grounds of a Liverpool primary school.

Police said the 28-year-old victim and her unborn baby were both in a stable condition in hospital.

The stabbing happened in the grounds of Lister Primary School, Green Lane, Stoneycroft, at about 12:30 GMT.

Merseyside Police has arrested a 39-year-old woman from the Stoneycroft area on suspicion of her attempted murder.

'Despicable attack'

The attack happened on a path in the school grounds, but not near classrooms.

None of the pupils at the school are believed to have witnessed the stabbing.

Det Insp Martin Earl described it as "a despicable attack on a vulnerable lady".

He said: "This must have been very distressing for anyone who saw it and I would like to reassure residents that this type of incident is isolated and was not related to the nearby school."

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