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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Man charged over alleged stabbing in Newcastle

A Hunter man has been charged over an alleged stabbing in Newcastle earlier today.

About 10am on Sunday 3 January, emergency services were called to a unit complex on Pitt Street, Stockton, following reports of a fight between two males who were known to each other.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and found a 58-year-old man with a minor stab wound to the shoulder.

He was treated by paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in a neighbouring unit and taken to hospital for treatment to head and knee lacerations.

Upon release, he was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with reckless wounding.

The Stockton man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Monday 4 January).