A man has been arrested as inquiries continue into the stabbing death of another man near Newcastle overnight.
Just before 11.30pm (Thursday 26 December 2019), emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing on Silsoe Street, near the intersection of Myola Street, in Mayfield.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and located a 50-year-old man critically injured with a wound to his neck.
He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital; however, despite attempts to resuscitate him, he was declared deceased on arrival.
A 36-year old man was arrested nearby and taken to Waratah Police Station.
A crime scene was established on Myola Road, which is being examined by specialist forensic officers.
Detectives from Newcastle City Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
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.