A Brisbane woman went through hell in the early hours of Monday morning, when her ex-partner broke into her Forest Lake home and began to repeatedly stab her.
The distressed woman's teenage son was also stabbed when he tried to save his mum from the attack, while three other young children hid in the house.
Thankfully, both mother and son are now recovering in hospital.
The man fled the scene but died a short time later in a car crash while driving at high speeds, The Courier Mail reports.
The head of a Queensland-based domestic violence support service has urged women being abused to “immediately” seek safety, following the terrifying attack.
DVConnect chief executive Diane Mangan told AAP they had seen an increase in the “extreme level of entitled violence” by men in recent years.
“We at DV Connect have never dealt with more serious, high-risk cases ever before in our history,” she said, as reported by 9 News.
“In the past two years we’ve progressively noticed that more of the calls for help to safety are coming from women in a very treacherous condition, very concerned that a homicide could easily happen at any minute.”
Ms Mangan urged any woman who is being sexually or physically abused to “seek safety immediately for themselves and their children”.
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