‘This is not the kind of country we want to be’: Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing of elderly woman

Police have charged a man in connection with a stabbing attack on an elderly woman in Brisbane’s east.

Key points:The 57-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning, a week after the stabbingPolice allege the man stabbed the elderly woman over the course of a few hoursPolice say the man then attempted to flee the areaPolice say they arrested the man in the morningPolice say he has since been charged with aggravated murderThe man is being held in custody and is expected to appear in court on ThursdayPolice say a 57-years-old woman was stabbed in the head by a man who they believe was acting in the course and scope of an attempted murder investigation on Friday.

The attack happened on the south side of the city on Saturday night.

The woman, a retiree, suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition.

Police have said the man fled the area but is believed to have returned at about 1:00am on Saturday morning.

Police allege he attempted to stab the woman several times and fled on foot.

The woman was not injured.

The man, who is believed, was described as a thin man of medium build.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.