Woman choked, stabbed in chest, neck with scissors in frenzied attack

A WOMAN is lucky to be alive after being choked and stabbed in the chest and neck with a pair of scissors in a horror domestic violence-related attack at a house in Newcastle overnight.

Emergency services were called to the Young Road home in Lambton around 9pm following reports that a woman had been stabbed.

It’s alleged a 23-year-old man had choked the 24-year-old woman before stabbing her multiple times in the chest and neck with a pair of scissors.


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The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital where she remains in a stable condition today, lucky to be alive.

Her alleged attacker was arrested at the scene and taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, reckless wounding and choking.

The 23-year-old man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Newcastle Local Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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