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DRIVER DIES FROM STAB WOUNDS FOLLOWING CAR CRASH

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A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder, following an alleged fatal stabbing at Belmont yesterday.

About 1.30pm, police were called to Beach Street, Belmont South, after reports of a crash between a Holden Commodore and a 4WD utility.

Officers found the 4WD driver, a 50-year-old man, suffering stab wounds to his neck.

He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, where he later died.

Police allege the 50-year-old man was involved in a verbal altercation with another man, known to him, before the crash.

Following inquiries by detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Lake Macquarie officers, a 32-year-old man was arrested at a Marriot Street home, just before 2pm.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

6PM

A man’s been fatally stabbed after a car crash on the Pacific Highway, at Lake Macquarie.

The 50-year-old was found suffering wounds to his neck, and died after arriving at John Hunter Hospital a 32-year-old man has been arrested.

3PM

Police have confirmed a man has died after being stabbed at Belmont South this afternoon.

One man is being questioned by police over  the incident which is believed to have stemmed from a car crash between the pair on the Pacific Highway moments earlier.

A crime scene established on Beach Street. Police remain on the scene.

EARLIER

A man is believed to have been stabbed in Belmont South this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Beach Street address just after 1pm following reports a man in his 60’s was stabbed multiple times.

Paramedics are on the scene trying to stabilise the patient, he’s expected to be transferred to John Hunter Hospital.

More details to come.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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