Gran ‘brutally’ stabbed by woman in front of her grandson after answering door

A gran was stabbed repeatedly in front of her young grandson by a violent female intruder who stormed into her home and stole her laptop.

The 55-year-old woman was knifed in her upper body, arms and head during the "brutal and unprovoked" attack in Moss Side, Manchester, on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was home alone with the boy when she was attacked violently after answering her front door.

Such is the severity of her injuries that police are investigating it as attempted murder.

The victim is in a stable condition in hospital her grandson was uninjured.

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Police are appealing for information to find her attacker who is described a black woman in her 20s.

She had braided shoulder length hair and was wearing dark clothing, a waist-length overcoat and black trainers with white soles.

She was carrying a large dark green bag and has a distinctive walk with her right foot facing outwards

Detective Inspector Mark Astbury, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “This was a brutal and unprovoked attack and we are currently treating it as a case of attempted murder.

“Undoubtedly this will cause concern among the local community and residents, but I want to stress that we are doing everything in our power to trace the woman responsible.

"This is a particularly unusual attack in that the victim was subjected to a violent assault within her own home and I must make it clear that we will not tolerate this kind of violence on our streets.

“The incident happened in the afternoon and as such I would expect that somebody may have seen something.

"Were you in the area at the time of the incident?

"Did you see anything that didn’t seem quite right? If so, please get in touch as a matter of urgency as even the smallest detail could prove absolutely vital whilst we continue our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 2090 of 13/11/2019, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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