In some very sad news this morning, a woman has tragically died after an alleged domestic-violence related stabbing at Mayfield overnight.
Newcastle City Police District officers were called to a unit on Crebert Street just after 10:30pm and arrived to find a 21-year-old woman critically injured laying outside her home.
Police and paramedics tried to save the woman but tragically she died at the scene.
The woman had suffered a number of stab wounds.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.
A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000