A 72-YEAR-OLD woman has been released on bail after allegedly stabbing a man in Northam.
Police and an ambulance were called to the house in J.H. Taylor Drive at around 2.40am on Monday after receiving reports a man had been stabbed.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a 79-year-old man with a number of stab wounds to his neck, hands and leg.
He was taken to North Devon District Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Devon and Cornwall Police said a 72-year-old woman was arrested at the property on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to Barnstaple custody for questioning.
She has since been released on bail but is due to report to Barnstaple Police Station later today.
A marked police car remained at the scene until shortly after lunchtime yesterday.
Plain clothed police officers could be seen taking bags of evidence from the scene into unmarked police cars.
A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said the police presence was unusual for the quiet cul-de-sac.
He said: “A policeman was outside all morning and a few unmarked cars turned up and people were going in and out all morning.
“Nobody knows what’s going on. I didn’t hear any sirens or anything in the night, I just saw the police outside when I woke up at 6am.
“I thought it was unusual for there to be police outside. It’s normally so quiet here. The couple that live in the property are very quiet and keep themselves to themselves.”