Man arrested after woman seriously injured following multiple stabbing

The police helicopter flew the victim to hospital
The police helicopter flew the victim to hospital

A woman is critically ill in intensive care after she was stabbed multiple times in Corby.

A 58-year-old man is in police custody after the stabbing which took place at a property in Willow Brook Road, Corby, at 7pm on Sunday, December 30.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, by helicopter and her condition is now stable.

A volunteer emergency doctor from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) was called to attend to the seriously injured female victim.

Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb was called by the Emergency Operations Centre of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) around 7.30pm to treat the victim. Dr Maitland-Knibb stabilised the patient and prepared her for, and accompanied her on, the transfer by police helicopter to University Hospital Coventry where she was taken straight to theatre; the patient is said to be in a stable condition.

The police helicopter was used because air-ambulances are not equipped to fly at night time.

Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb works in emergency medicine for the RAF and is a specialist in pre-hospital and emergency unscheduled care. As with all doctors in EMICS he volunteers to attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the EMAS. His home, from where he was called, is in Kettering.