Young man is arrested after a woman was stabbed in the chest at a cafe
- A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed in the chest
- She was found on Maitland Road, Mayfield, with ‘significant wounds’
- A crime scene has been established and detectives are investigating
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after a woman was found with stab wounds to her chest outside a cafe.
Emergency services were called to the restaurant on Maitland Road in Mayfield, Newcastle on Wednesday at 2.35pm.
The 27-year-old woman was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition and the man was arrested nearby a short time later.
A crime scene has been established and the arrested man is assisting police.
One eastbound lane of Maitland Road is currently closed, with traffic impacted in the surrounding area.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area with peak hour approaching.
Police arrested man, 23, after a woman was found with stab wounds to her chest outside a cafe