Police charge man with murder – Jesmond

A man will appear in court today charged following an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a man in the state’s Hunter Region last week.

About 3.45pm last Thursday (6 January 2022), emergency services were called to a home on Michael Street, Jesmond, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and located a 34-year-old man suffering a stab wound to his chest.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

Local police established Strike Force Mantillus to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, a 37-year-old man was arrested at Newcastle Police Station about 4pm yesterday (Wednesday 12 January 2022), where he was charged with murder.

Police will allege in court that the two men were involved in a physical altercation, before the younger man was stabbed.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 13 January 2022).

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