Police have charged a man over a fatal stabbing in Belmont South yesterday afternoon.
Officers say an altercation was sparked following a car crash on the Pacific Highway near Beach Street at around 1:30pm.
Following the crash a 32-year-old man allegedly stabbed a 50-year-old man in the neck multiple times.
Paramedics rushed him to the John Hunter Hospital but he couldn’t be revived.
The younger man was arrested at a property on Marriot Street shortly afterwards with police then charging him with murder.
He’s been refused bail and will front Newcastle Local Court today.
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