Detectives have commenced an investigation after a man was stabbed several times in Newcastle overnight.
About 9.35pm (Monday 14 June 2021), emergency services were called to the Newcastle Ocean Baths on Shortland Esplanade, after reports a man had been injured.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering multiple stab wounds to the back.
He was treated at the scene by passers-by and NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition; his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police, and detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The man was described as wearing dark clothing with his face covered.
As inquiries continue, investigators are urging anyone who may have dashcam footage from Shortland Esplanade between 9pm and 10pm or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the nearby area 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.