Rachael Anne Lee, 42, has been critically injured after an alleged domestic violence assault in her Glendenning home. Picture: Channel 9Source:Supplied
Rachael Anne Lee, 42, has been critically injured after an alleged domestic violence assault in her Glendenning home. Picture: Channel 9Source:Supplied

Woman in critical condition after throat slashing incident

THE family of a Sydney woman fear she may be left a paraplegic after having her throat cut during an attack in her home.

Rachael Lee, 42, was found bleeding and severely injured inside her Glendenning home in Sydney's west on Saturday afternoon.

Her partner Kevin Scroop, 43, has been charged wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (DV) and was denied bail when he appeared via video link in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

He pleaded with the magistrate to tell him how Ms Lee was when his matter was briefly mentioned.

"Can you please tell me how she is? I've been asking all morning. I've got no idea."

The magistrate didn't answer him except to say the hearing had ended.

The mother-of-five is in a critical condition in Westmead Hospital. Her daughter Amy told 9 News her mother's injuries are so bad she could be a paraplegic.

Splashes of blood were clearly visible at the couple's property yesterday.

Police allege during an argument in the couple's home Scroop slashed her throat. He was arrested at the scene while other officers tried to stop the bleeding from Ms Lee's throat wound.

She had emergency surgery on Saturday but has not yet been able to speak to police.

Scroop returns to court on Wednesday.

News Corp Australia


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