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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Appeal for information after fatal stabbing

Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a man in Broadmeadow last week.

On Sunday 7 March at about 8.20pm a man attended a home on Broadmeadow Road, where the female occupant observed a stab wound to his stomach.

The woman and a neighbour assisted the man prior to the arrival of emergency services.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition where he later died on Tuesday 9 March.

The man has since been identified as 56-year-old Christopher Ward.

As inquiries continue, police are now treating the death as a homicide.

Detectives from Newcastle City Police District have established Strike Force Mailey to investigate the circumstances surrounding Chris’ death and are being assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the nearby area between 7pm and 8.30pm or who may have dashcam footage from the nearby Nineways Broadmeadow vicinity between these times is urged to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations are ongoing.

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