Onyx cafe Mayfield stabbing: Alleged attacker Adrian Stratton to face trial

By Sam Rigney
July 6 2022 - 6:30am
CRIME SCENE: Police investigating after a stabbing at the Onyx cafe in May last year. Picture: Marina Neil

A dishwasher who allegedly brutally attacked a chef at the Onyx Espresso Bar last year - repeatedly striking the woman with a frying pan and a fire extinguisher and leaving a knife embedded in her chest - has pleaded not guilty and will face a trial in Newcastle District Court.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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