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Man, woman charged over fatal stabbing in Broadmeadow

Two people have been charged today over the fatal stabbing of a man in Broadmeadow earlier this month.

About 8.20pm on Sunday 7 March, 56-year-old Christopher Ward suffered a critical stab wound to his stomach.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he later died on Tuesday 9 March.

Detectives from Newcastle City Police District, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Mailey to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 46-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman at Honeysuckle Drive, Honeysuckle, about 3pm on Tuesday 16 March.

The man was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with murder.

The woman was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Police will allege in court that the 56-year-old man was fatally stabbed during an altercation with the younger male at a Broadmeadow home earlier this month.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 17 March.

All three people were known to each other, according to police.

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