BY IAN CROUCH
Police are appealing for information after a man was found with multiple stab wounds in Newcastle East.
Emergency services were called to Shortland Esplanade near the Ocean Baths at about 9.45pm on Monday, finding an 18-year-old man with several knife wounds to his torso.
He was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.
A crime scene was established and the area cordoned off for several hours.
Police believe the victim was with his girlfriend when he was injured in an unprovoked attack – the woman was not injured during the altercation.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.