A 21-year-old mother is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after her former employer allegedly travelled over 2000km to stab the young woman and her fiancé, before fleeing.
The South Australian bakery owner implicated in the stabbings is believed to have travelled to a rural property in central Queensland where he attacked Teagan Moore, a 21-year-old mother, in what police are calling a deliberate attack.
The young mother was believed to have been holding her 10-month-old son when the assault occurred.
Moore’s fiance, Jake Burgess, 23, is said to have confronted the man after he was discovered trespassing and armed with a knife on the property, around midnight on Monday.
Queensland police stated that the the victims moved to the Queensland town of Kuttabul from South Australia in recent weeks.
Burgess sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries and the baby was treated for minor injuries related to being dropped on the ground as his mother was attacked.
Queensland Detective Superintendent Rob Weir has stated that there were initial concerns that the young woman would not survive,
“The female in particular, her injuries were life threatening (on Monday) … I understand that as a consequence of surgery her condition has improved,” he said.