MAN CHARGED OVER MARYLAND FATAL STABBING

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A 21 year old man will front court this afternoon charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Newcastle overnight.

Police were called to a 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 has been charged with murder.

He’s been refused bail and will face Newcastle Local Court today.