Police have charged a man with the attempted murder of a woman outside a shopping centre in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. 

Key points:

  • A woman was seriously injured at the Ingle Farm Shopping Centre on Thursday night
  • Police have charged a 51-year-old man with attempted murder 
  • He has been refused bail to face court on Monday 

Police said witnesses flagged down a patrol vehicle passing near the Ingle Farm Shopping Centre at about 10:30pm on Thursday to help a woman who had been assaulted. 

The 35-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with multiple lacerations. 

On Saturday, police said her condition was “serious but stable”. 

Police said the suspect was last seen heading north across Montague Road but officers could not find him during a search of the area. 

Just after 8pm on Friday, detectives arrested a 51-year-old man from Elizabeth Downs at a home in Salisbury and charged him with attempted murder. 

He has been refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday. 

Police said the incident was not believed to be a random attack. 

They are asking anyone who was in the area at about 10:30pm on Thursday who has CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them.