Police charge man with attempted murder at Newcastle

A man will face court today charged with attempted murder after a domestic-related stabbing in Newcastle yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Friday 9 April 2021), emergency services responded to a unit on William Street, Jesmond, after reports a 34-year-old woman had been stabbed by a man known to her.

Police were told the pair were arguing when the 38-year-old man allegedly stabbed the woman before she fled seeking assistance from neighbours.

The woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in a critical condition.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District arrested the man at the scene.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with cause wounding/grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder (DV

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 10 April 2021).

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