A man has been charged after a woman was stabbed in a Moray village.
The 45-year-old victim was taken to hospital in a serious condition following the incident in Portnockie’s Victoria Street.
Yesterday, police confirmed a 41-year-old man had been charged in connection with a serious assault.
He is expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court today.
Police cordoned-off the bottom of Victoria Street at the junction with Patrol Road following the incident around 3.20pm on Wednesday.
Keith and Cullen councillor Ron Shepherd said people in the tight-knit fishing village had been left shocked.
He said: “In small places like Portknockie, everybody knows everybody so it has been a big talking point in the village.
“Everybody is shocked about it. There are a lot of old people who live on that street who will be quite worried by what has happened.
“It will be a big reassurance for people to know that the police are treating it as an isolated incident.”
Police have described the victim’s wounds as serious, but they are not thought to be life-threatening.
Following the disturbance residents reported seeing a woman run from a house in Victoria Street to a neighbour’s home.
An ambulance arrived at the scene a short time later before a man was detained by police.
Detective Inspector Alan Armit said: “I would like to reassure the public that this incident was contained and completely isolated.
“There will be a notable presence in the area for the time being. The local community are thanked for their patience so far.”