A 21-year-old woman has died following an alleged domestic violence-related stabbing in Newcastle overnight.
Police were called to a unit on Crebert Street in Mayfield about 10.40pm, to reports a man had broken into the property.
Upon arrival, officers found the young woman lying outside her home with multiple stab wounds.
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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the woman could not be revived.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.
A crime scene has been established at the unit as investigations continue.
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