Woman dies following Mornington incident

Sadly, a 52 year old woman has died following an incident in Mornington on Hobart’s eastern shore this afternoon.

Police and emergency services were called to a residence in Binalong Road about 1.30pm following a report of a woman being injured with a knife.

Upon arrival, a woman was located at the scene in a serious condition, with injuries to her upper body.

She was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this difficult time.

A 60 year old Hobart man was also located at the scene and was taken into custody without incident.

Investigations are continuing, however it is believed that the man and woman were known to one another.

Two other people – aged in their teens – were present at the time of the incident.

The two teenagers were not physically injured but of course they are significantly distressed by this incident. They are in good care and will be provided with support services. Our thoughts are with them.

Any incident of family violence is of utmost concern to Tasmania Police.

All violence is unacceptable, and family violence should not be tolerated. If you hear, see or know of someone who is affected by family violence – speak up.

Family violence incidents can be reported to Tasmania Police on 131 444, or by calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

Any incident like this is confronting and distressing to all involved from loved ones to the community, to emergency services who attended.

When children are involved, it certainly does have an impact on our officers. Wellbeing support is provided to officers affected by incidents.

Anyone with information should contact Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or crimestoppertas.com.au