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Woman Charged With Knifing Seven-Year-Old Boy In Chest

A Queensland woman has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged knife attack on a boy in Cairns three weeks ago.

Police allege the 26-year-old woman assaulted the boy with a knife, cutting his chest in a home in the Cairns suburb of Woree.

The alleged offence took place around 7am on March 18, and another woman intervened and disarmed the offender before fleeing with the seven year old to a neighbour's house.

She then alerted emergency crews and the child was taken to Cairns Base Hospital.

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The boy has since been released from hospital.

On Thursday morning the woman was charged with attempted murder and attempted assault occasioning bodily harm.

She is expected to face Cairns Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Police believe the woman and the boy were related.

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