A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a mum was stabbed at a house.
The victim, named locally as Louise Bennett, was allegedly attacked with a breadknife at a terraced home in de Lacy Street in Ashton, Preston, and was rushed to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, a specialist cardiac hospital, after fears the knife had reached her heart.
The 44-year-old, who is thought to have grown up children, is also being treated for a punctured lung.
It is understood a man who was in the house at the time, gave neighbours the weapon and begged them to call police.
The man was unharmed.
Det Sgt John Crichton, of Preston CID, said: “Police were called to a property on de Lacy Street on Wednesday night to reports of a stabbing.
“A woman appeared to have suffered a wound to the chest and another under her arm.
“There were grave concerns about her condition but she appears to have improved significantly over night and has given a statement to police.”
Police have recovered a bread knife from the scene.
One neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said: “There was a police car sitting outside the house for most of the day.
“My neighbour came out and told me what had happened.
“It’s really shocking to think that this was happening just a few doors away from me.
“This is usually such a quiet street and I get on well with most of the neighbours although I don’t know the people who live in that house.
“It’s really horrible to think about it.
A 46-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident.
Eileen Hoskin, 46, who lives in the Foundation homeless shelter in Oxford Street, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates Court on Friday.
She will next appear before Preston Crown Court on October 30.