A woman who was viciously stabbed in an Isle backwater on Wednesday is recovering, but her baby, born prematurely since the attack, is still fighting for life.
Police have now made two arrests in connection with the incident that occurred about 9am in Ashtree Close, Belton, but need witnesses.
The 25-year old woman, who was seven months pregnant when the assault took place, was rushed to Scunthorpe General Hospital by ambulance after the assault.
Her baby was delivered shortly after her arrival in hospital and is described as being in a ‘critical but stable’ condition.
Shortly after the offence, police arrested a 28-year old man on Bristol Road, Scunthorpe, and he remains in custody at Scunthorpe Police Station.
This man and the woman victim are reportedly known to each other.
Police urgently want to speak to anyone who may have hesitated so far to come forward.
Detective Inspector Alan Curtis said: “I am looking to speak to anyone who may have information in connection with this incident. No matter how big or small you think this information might be, it could be vital.
“I am particularly keen on speaking to anyone who may have seen one of two vehicles, either in the vicinity of Ashtree Close around the time the incident took place, or if anyone saw either of these vehicles driving away from Belton in the direction of Scunthorpe. Those vehicles are a silver coloured Ford Focus and a red coloured Seat Leon.
“Officers have made a second arrest. A 45 year old man was arrested and is currently in custody helping officers with their enquiries.
“As part of the investigation we have spoken to a number of witnesses. However, I think there are people out there who know something and may not have come forward. You don’t have to call us, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously and provide whatever information you have.
“I want the person who did this brought to justice, and you might have the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle, so please get in touch.”
Call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 131 of 11 June 2014, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 <tel:0800 555 111> .