A mother-of-six is fighting for life in hospital after being stabbed in the neck outside the school gates when she went to collect her poorly child.
was stabbed six times in the neck with a screwdriver outside Abbey Hulton Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, just yards away from young children in lessons on Monday morning.
Shocked neighbours say Mrs Bailey had been to collect her sick teenage child from a nearby secondary school when she was attacked at the gates of the primary school.
A 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, and remains in police custody today.
Horrified neighbours told how they found Mrs Bailey lying in a pool of blood outside the school gates, as her pet dogs guarded her.
She was said to have been collecting her 15-year-old daughter from a nearby secondary school when she was set upon outside the primary school.
Worried parents were sent text messages from the school, asking them to collect their children from school as police sealed off the road.
Inspector Shaun Kerrigan, from Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team, said: 'It’s believed the man and woman involved are known to each other, and, at this early stage in our inquiries, we’re not looking for anyone else.