Murder charge follows Newcastle stabbing, NSW

A man has been charged with murder following the death of another man in Newcastle overnight.

Shortly after 8pm (Saturday 12 December 2020), a 24-year-old man entered a service station on Sandgate Road, Shortland, allegedly armed with a knife.

He allegedly threatened an employee before running to a second service station, also on Sandgate Road, where he became involved in an argument with a 54-year-old man, who was walking his dog.

Witnesses have told police the argument became physical with the older man sustaining a stab wound to his abdomen; he died at the scene.

Following information received, officers from Newcastle City Police District attended a home on Sandgate Road where they attempted to speak with 24-year-old man without success, and the man was arrested after being Tasered.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he has now been charged with murder; he’s been refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court later today (Sunday 13 December 2020).

Crime scenes have been established at both service stations on Sandgate Road, as well as the home where the man was arrested.

Initial inquiries suggest the two men were not know to each other.

/Public Release. View in full here.