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Councillor recovering after stabbing

RoseAnn Edwards, a councillor on the City of Hamilton, was recovering yesterday in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after being stabbed on Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred at about 10.25pm at her Angle Street residence in Hamilton, with one person subsequently arrested.

A police spokesman said this afternoon that Ms Edwards was resting in a general ward and her injuries are not considered life threatening. Meanwhile the suspect remains in custody and is expected to appear before the courts in the near future.

Cleveland Simmons, with whom Ms Edwards helped organise the recent New Year's Eve celebrations in North Hamilton, said the councillor was doing well.

Mr Simmons added that the incident should not be taken by the public as reflective of the character of the neighbourhood in which Ms Edwards was proud to live.

In a statement today, Hamilton mayor Charles Gosling said: “RoseAnn has represented her constituents extremely well over her four years of service as a City of Hamilton councillor and has actively acted on their behalf on those issues that arise effecting the residents and businesses of North East Hamilton.

“The recent successful New Year's event on Court Street came about thanks mainly to her quiet determination to get an event such as this on ‘the block'. We wish her a quick recovery.”

Councillor RoseAnn Edwards.

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Published January 07, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated January 07, 2016 at 2:30 pm)

Councillor recovering after stabbing

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