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Two arrested following Broadmeadow fatal stabbing

Two people have been arrested in relation to 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 on Honeysuckle Drive, Honeysuckle, about 3pm on Tuesday 16 March.

The pair have been taken to Newcastle Police Station as inquiries continue.

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