Appeal following fatal stabbing of man near Newcastle

Friday, 12 March 2021 02:01:03 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a man in Newcastle last week.

About 8.20pm on Sunday (7 March 2021), a man attended a home on Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow, where the female occupant observed a stab wound to his stomach.

The woman and a neighbour rendered assistance prior to the arrival of emergency services.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where later died on Tuesday (9 March 2021).

The man has since been identified as 56-year-old Christopher Ward.

As inquiries continue, police are now treating the death as a homicide.

Detectives from Newcastle City Police District have established Strike Force Mailey to investigate the circumstances surrounding Chris’ death and are being assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the nearby area between 7pm and 8.30pm or who may have dashcam footage from the nearby Nineways Broadmeadow vicinity between these times is urged to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.