WEST WALLSEND ALTERCATION ENDS IN STABBING

A verbal altercation has escalated into a stabbing incident west of Newcastle overnight.

Around 9 o’clock on Saturday night, a 47-year-old woman was stabbed in her forearm, after a verbal altercation at a home on Renwick Street, West Wallsend.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics, and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police established a crime scene and arrested a 31-year-old woman at the address. She was subsequently charged with reckless wounding.

She was refused bail and will appear in court tomorrow.

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