Woman’s hand ‘chopped off’ in ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack in Dundee

In­ci­dent: Man, 32, ar­rested as pen­sioner re­mains in se­ri­ous con­di­tion in hospi­tal

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS - paul ma­lik pa­ma­lik@the­courier.co.uk

A man has been ar­rested after a wheel­chair-bound woman had her hand “chopped off” dur­ing a ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack.

Of­fi­cers were called to an ad­dress on South Road, Dundee, shortly after 8am yes­ter­day and the pen­sioner was rushed to Ninewells Hospi­tal by am­bu­lance, ap­par­ently after her hand had been sev­ered dur­ing an as­sault.

Po­lice could only say she had suf­fered “se­vere” in­juries and main­tained there was no wider threat to the pub­lic.

The woman, named lo­cally as San­dra Mac­gowan, is in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion in hospi­tal.

A 32-year-old man has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Tom Leonard said: “Of­fi­cers at­tended at South Road, Dundee, after re­ceiv­ing a call of con­cern for a woman this morn­ing around 8am.

“The woman was taken to Ninewells Hospi­tal where she is cur­rently re­ceiv­ing treat­ment for a se­vere in­jury.

“A 32-year-old man has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent and I would like to re­as­sure the pub­lic that there is no wider threat.

“Our in­quiries are at an early stage.” One neigh­bour, who did not wish to be named, said she saw foren­sics of­fi­cers carrying a man’s black jacket from the scene.

She said: “She has lived in the area for a few years now.

“She is in a wheel­chair, she re­ceives care and I think her house is shel­tered ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“I know her son vis­its reg­u­larly, he’s in his thir­ties.

“The po­lice said she had been beaten up pretty badly. I re­ally hope she can pull through, but with vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple you never know what might hap­pen.

“South Road has seen a lot of bad things the last cou­ple of years and some­thing needs to be done.

“CID were round ask­ing ques­tions this morn­ing.

“I did see the po­lice foren­sics take a man’s black jacket out of her house.”

“Our in­quiries are at an early stage. DET INSP TOM LEONARD

Pic­ture: Gareth Jen­nings.

Po­lice and foren­sics of­fi­cers at the scene of the in­ci­dent on South Road, Dundee.

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