An investigation is underway following a stabbing in the Lake Macquarie area yesterday.
At about 7.10pm (Sunday 6 December), emergency services were called to a service station on Lowry Street near Main Road, Cardiff, after reports of a group of men fighting.
The group left the scene prior to police arrival.
A 23-year-old man suffering stab wounds to his face and back was located at a house nearby and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment in a stable condition.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident continue, however initial inquiries suggest the men are known to each other.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.