A man will front court tomorrow charged over an alleged stabbing in the Hunter.

Early this morning, emergency services responded to reports of an assault, at a house on Shoreline Drive at Fingal Bay.

Port Stephens police arrived to find a 27-year-old man suffering multiple stab wounds to his back.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition.

A 28-year-old was arrested at the scene and was charged with a number of offences including: wound person intend to cause grievous bodily harm (DV) and affray.

It’s alleged the two men, who are known to each other, were fighting before the younger man was stabbed in the back.

The 28-year-old will appear in Newcastle Court tomorrow, via video link.