Appeal after man stabbed during home invasion near Newcastle

Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate after a man was stabbed during a home invasion near Newcastle earlier this year.

About 10.30pm on Tuesday 15 July 2020, emergency services were called to a unit on Blue Gum Road, Jesmond, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Upon arrival, police located a 29-year-old man with multiple stab wounds before he was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the incident.

As investigations continue, detectives are hoping to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 170cm and 175cm tall, with a stocky build, wearing dark clothing and had his face covered.

It’s believed the man left in a vehicle, described only as a light coloured four-door sedan which was waiting nearby.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious between 10pm and 11pm on Tuesday 15 July, or who may have nearby dashcam or CCTV footage is urged to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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