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Man accused of stabbing at Merewether refused bail in Newcastle Local Court

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 23 2024 - 6:33pm, first published June 22 2024 - 5:02pm
Police set up a crime scene after a stabbing in Merewether on Friday morning. File picture
Police set up a crime scene after a stabbing in Merewether on Friday morning. File picture

A violent stabbing at Merewether on Friday morning has led police to charge a 23-year-old who is accused of trying to break into a neighbouring property before an altercation that left a 33-year-old hospitalised with wounds to his leg and hand.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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