Man held on suspicion of attempted murder after ‘pregnant’ woman stabbed

(Dave Thompson/PA)
(Dave Thompson/PA)

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 29-year-old woman who is reportedly pregnant was stabbed in a village in South Wales.

Armed police searched for the suspect after the woman was attacked in Moy Road, Aberfan, at about 9.10am on Tuesday.

South Wales Police said they arrested a man from Merthyr on suspicion of attempted murder and held him in custody.

Lynne Terrett, from Merthyr Tydfil, told the PA news agency her daughter, Kira Terrett, was walking her dog near home when she saw the attack.

She said her daughter looked around when she heard the sound of the woman running towards her.

“(The woman) fell,” she said.

“My daughter screamed and people came out from everywhere.”

She said the knifeman fled.

“If she had not screamed, people would not have gone out,” she said.

Ms Terrett said her daughter was shaken, and added that the victim was pregnant.

Police said the woman was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment.