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Man fronts court relating to fatal stabbing in Jesmond last week


A man will appear in court today charged following an investigation into the fatal stabbing of a man in the Hunter last week.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at Newcastle Police Station about 4pm yesterday where he was charged with murder.

About 3.45pm last Thursday, emergency services were called to a home on Michael Street in Jesmond, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and located a 34-year-old man suffering a stab wound to his chest.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

Local police established Strike Force Mantillus to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Police will allege in court that the two men were involved in a physical altercation, before the younger man was stabbed.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

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