Man on the run after brutal tomahawk attack

UPDATE: A man is undergoing surgery following a serious assault near Newcastle, where he was assaulted with a tomahawk.

About 11.40am today, two men became involved in an argument outside a house on Upfold Street, Mayfield.

During the argument, one man sustained injuries to his neck after he was attacked with a tomahawk.


Emergency services were called to the premises; however the alleged offender had already fled the location.

A 34-year-old man was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he is undergoing emergency surgery.

Police have established a crime scene and continue to make inquiries into the incident.

Investigators attached to Newcastle Local Area Command would like to speak to a 37-year-old man in relation to the incident.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 178cm tall with a thin build. He may be wearing black clothing.

The man may be travelling in a black Hyundai bearing New South Wales registration plates AQ76RU.

If sighted, the man should not be approached; rather ‘Triple 0’ should be called immediately.

EARLIER: A MAN has been injured in a frightening tomahawk attack in Newcastle.

Paramedics were called to Upfold Street, Mayfield, in Newcastle’s north-west just after 11.30am today after neighbours found the man injured.

The man, aged in his 30s, is believed to have been attacked with a tomahawk in an apartment.

He has been taken to John Hunter Hospital with a reported 12cm laceration to his neck.

Investigations are underway.

There are no further details available at this time.