Woman in hospital after stabbing in Mayfield

A woman is in a serious condition after an alleged stabbing at a café near Newcastle.

About 2.35pm today (Wednesday 12 May 2021), emergency services were called to a café on Maitland Road, Mayfield, after reports a 27-year-old woman had been stabbed to the chest region.

She has been taken to John Hunter Hospital under police escort in a serious condition.

A 23-year-old man was arrested nearby a short time later.

He has been taken to Newcastle Police Station where he is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District have established a crime scene and have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

One eastbound lane of Maitland Road is currently closed, with traffic impacted in the surrounding area. Drivers are urged to avoid the area with peak hour approaching.

As inquiries continue, anyone who may have information is urged 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.

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