Federal MP’s doctor sister injured in alleged North Perth axe attack

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A patient came to the aid of the doctor sister of Curtin MP Kate Chaney when she was allegedly attacked by an axe-wielding man at her medical practice in North Perth on Thursday morning.

In a statement, Anna Chaney thanked emergency services and the patient for their efforts during the attack that left her in hospital with serious injuries.

Dr Anna Chaney was allegedly attacked as she worked at her Perth medical practice.Credit: Cameron Myles

“I would like to thank the police, ambulance staff and my colleagues at View St for their support after this incident,” she said.

“I would especially like to thank my patient, who bravely assisted me.

“I am in a stable condition and am being well looked after.”

Police said they were called to the View Street Medical centre on Thursday following reports that a man armed with a bladed weapon had entered the centre.

“On arrival, a man aged in his 50s was taken into custody and is now assisting with inquiries,” a WA Police spokesman said

“A woman received injuries during the incident and was taken to hospital for treatment.”

A second woman was also taken to hospital with injuries and police said the alleged attacker was detained by others at the practice.

Independent MP Kate Chaney.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

A 55-year-old man has been charged with attempted unlawfully to kill, being armed in a way that may cause fear, aggravated stalking, possession of a controlled weapon and aggravated burglary.

He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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