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FATAL STABBING IN NEWCASTLE

A man has died and another is in custody following a fatal stabbing in Newcastle last night.

Police were called to the Maryland property around 9pm where they found a 52 year old man with multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach.

He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

A short time later a 21 year old man was arrested nearby.

He was taken to Waratah police station and is assisting police with their inquiries.

The pair were known to each other.

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