Eight-year-old Ukrainian refugee stabbed 75 times next to mum in knife attack

An eight-year-old Ukrainian refugee has been stabbed 75 times next to their mum in a horror frenzy knife attack.

The unnamed girl is currently fighting for her life after being found stabbed 75 separate times in the neck and body, leaving her with serious injuries and fighting for her life.

Her mum, 46, was also discovered unconscious at the scene of the stabbing in a house near Clarecastle, Ireland.

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Medics have since revealed that the 75 stab wounds managed to miss all of the eight-year-old's organs, but she remains in a critical condition at Crumlin Children's Hospital after a transfer from Limerick.

A source speaking to Irish Mirror said: "It's very much wait and see at this stage and in the doctor's hands but the fact her major organs weren't hit has given her a fighting chance."

The child's mother is also in a critical condition at Limerick University Hospital.

Doctors are said to be waiting on the results of a toxicology report in the hope that they discover the cause of her collapse, with Gardai not looking for anyone else in relation to the case.

The pair had been staying at a former B&B which was being used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees after they had fled their home country due to the Russian invasion.

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Gardai and emergency services had been alerted to the property after other residents reported hearing screams coming from the home, with some attempting to gain access to the home.

They were unable to do so and instead raised the alarm with local law enforcement, with the daughter and mother taken to hospital.

Other residents of the B&B were transferred to refugee accommodation in Ennis, with detectives set to speak to every occupant present in the home.

A Garda spokesman said: "This is a live and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time."

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