Police baffled by injuries to 81-year-old Embleton woman in critical condition

Police baffled by injuries to 81-year-old Embleton woman in critical condition

PERTH Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an 81-year-old Embleton woman being conveyed to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on Thursday night.

About 7.30pm, St John Ambulance were called to a property on Holmwood Way, following reports that a woman was lying on the grass outside her home.

While speaking to ambulance officers her condition deteriorated and she was sent to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Senior Constable Derrick Nicholson said the victim was currently in hospital receiving treatment for a serious head injury.

“The investigation is currently still underway and we are yet to determine exactly how she received her head injury,” Const. Nicholson said.

“Police have not been able to speak to the victim involved … the victim is currently in a critical condition in hospital, listed as stable.

“Police have spoken to her family and I am sure you can understand that if your mother or grandmother has received injuries of this nature that they would be quiet concerned.”

Const. Nicholson said detectives and forensics were investigating into a number of scenarios.

“We have not been able to locate any signs of forced entry and we have not been able to locate any signs that entry was gained or any items have been taken,” he said.

“Her injuries which she received during the incident; we have not been advised or it is yet to be determined what caused those injuries.

“Whether she has fallen and hit her head or whether something else has happened – that is still the subject of the police investigation.”