Young mum Nadine fights for life after six hours of surgery
The 30-year-old woman who was stabbed in her home early on Saturday morning has been named as Nadine Lott.
Mum-of-one Nadine is believed to be fighting for her life in St Vincent’s Hospital as she remains in a critical condition after undergoing six hours of surgery.
A vigil will be held for Nadine and her family at the Park on the Main Street in Arklow this evening at 7pm and anyone who attends is asked to bring a candle or torch.
Nadine was stabbed a number of times before the suspect, who is known to her and is b elieved to be from Clondalkin in Dublin originally, fled the scene after Nadine returned home to her St Mary’s Court apartment while her daughter was inside the apartment.
Locals have said that she was a planning a Christmas trip to Disneyland Paris with her daughter in the coming days.
The main suspect in the attack, was later captured by Gardai after he crashed his car 35kms away on a bridge near Laragh, outside Glendalough, and was taken to Tallaght Hospital after sustaining a broken nose in the crash.
He was later arrested and remains in Garda custody.
One neighbour described how she entered Ms Lott’s apartment after hearing a commotion and discovered her attacker standing over her as she lay unconscious and covered in blood.
Amela Kulenovic also said she took Ms Lott’s young daughter from the apartment to safety after realising what had happened.
“When I went in I saw the blood and I panicked.
“Nadine was on the sitting room floor and [her child] was in the sitting room too.
“All I could think of was how I was going to get her out of there safely,” she said.
“He was still there standing in the sitting room but he didn’t say anything. He was just grunting and moaning.
“When I saw Nadine lying there and the blood I just panicked and started shouting.
“Then I got [the child] to come to me and I grabbed her,” Ms Kulenovic told the Sunday World.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 0404 60140 or the Garda confidential helpline on 1800 666 111.