Police arrest man after stabbing at Newcastle

A man has been arrested following an alleged domestic-related stabbing in Newcastle yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Friday 9 April 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing at a unit on William Street, Jesmond.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Newcastle City Police District located a 34-year-old woman with a serious stab wound to her neck.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene, before she was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Detectives established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the incident.

A short time later, a 38-year-old man – who is known to the woman – was arrested at the scene.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he is assisting police with their investigations.

Inquiries are continuing.

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