Investigation underway into fatal stabbing - Jesmond

Friday, 07 January 2022 08:10:18 AM

An investigation is underway after a man was fatally stabbed in the Hunter Region yesterday.

About 3.45pm (Thursday 6 January 2022), emergency services were called to a home on Michael Street, 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.

Police have been told the man attended the home and was injured during an altercation with a male occupant, who then fled.

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

Despite the efforts of medical staff, the man died in hospital.

Newcastle City Detectives have established Strike Force Mantillus to investigate the circumstances of the man’s death.

As part of their inquiries, a large-scale search is also underway to locate the male occupant.

Strike force investigators are appealing for anyone with information to contact Newcastle City Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

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.