POLICE are an investigating a violent attack at Newcastle Ocean Baths overnight which left one man with multiple stab wounds.
About 9.45pm Monday emergency services were called to the ocean baths on Shortland Esplanade, after reports a man had been stabbed.
Officers from Newcastle City attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering multiple stab wounds to his shoulder and back.
Four NSW Ambulance crews, including a specialist medical team, were sent to the scene.
According to police, passers-by administered first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
A crime scene was established and detectives spent the night combing the scene for clues.
Police said inquiries into the incident were continuing.
Newcastle Herald understands the man was with his girlfriend at the time of the unprovoked attack.
The stabbing occurred near the blocks of the lap pool.
The couple managed to escape the situation and the man ran onto Shortland Esplanade where he collapsed from his injuries. The woman was not injured during the altercation.
The attacker was described as wearing dark clothing with his face covered.
As inquiries continue, police investigators are urging anyone who may have dashcam footage from Shortland Esplanade between 9pm and 10pm or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the nearby area to contact Newcastle police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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