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Hospital Worker Stabbed In Neck By Man Asking For Cigarette

An Adelaide hospital worker finishing her shift has been stabbed in the neck by a man who asked her for a cigarette.

The woman was leaving the Lyell McEwin Hospital at Elizabeth Vale about 6.30pm on Monday when she was approached by the stranger.

She was stabbed with a sharp object and is being treated at the hospital where she remains in a stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

Her attacker ran away and is described as Caucasian, about 185cm tall with short, dark hair and was wearing a black jumper.

Featured Image: Twitter (South Australia Police)