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Man charged with attempted murder following Jesmond stabbing

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

About 6.30pm on Friday 9 April, emergency services responded to a unit on William Street, Jesmond, following reports a 34-year-old woman had been stabbed by a male 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.

She 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.

There, 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 on Saturday 10 April.

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