A 53-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder on Saturday, accused of stabbing a 37-year-old woman in a taxi outside a pub in Midori Ward. The woman died several hours later.
Police said the female taxi driver ran to a nearby police box at around 3.30 a.m. and reported that a woman had been stabbed in the back of her taxi. The officer rushed to the scene and found both the woman and man bleeding heavily from their necks. The man had a knife in his right hand. The pair were rushed to hospital, but the woman was pronounced dead just after 8 a.m. Police said the man is no longer in critical condition and they will pursue a charge of murder.
The taxi driver said the woman, who worked at the pub, got in the taxi and that the man rushed in behind her. She told police they started arguing, with the man saying their relationship was over, and said the man then stabbed the woman in the neck before stabbing himself.© News reports