An argument over stolen meat has resulted in the alleged stabbing of a man in Newcastle.
The 47-year-old arrived home at a quarter to 10 last night, where he was confronted by another male resident outside his King Street unit.
Police allege the argument turned physical, with the 47-year-old being stabbed in the left side of his torso.
Senior Constable Tony Tamplin says police and ambulance paramedics were called and the injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital.
The other resident was taken to Newcastle police station for questioning, where he was charged with reckless and grievous bodily harm.
“He has been refused bail and will appear in court today,” Tamplin says.