A MAN has died after an alleged stabbing in Bolton Point on Sunday night.
Homicide Squad police are searching for a man who fled the scene after questioning another person who is believed to have witnessed the incident. .
Police were called to Leumeah Place, Bolton Point, at 10.45pm after reports of a stabbing.
A 35-year-old man had been stabbed and was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he died just before midnight.
A man aged in his 50s, who is believed to have witnessed the incident, was assisting officers at the scene.
Police confirmed the man would not be arrested or charged.
The NSW Homicide Squad has established Strike Force Larkview to investigate the incident.
Homicide Squad Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin said detectives were following several lines of inquiry but were keen to locate a man who was at the home at the time of the stabbing.
“We have spoken to a number of people who were at the gathering, including a man aged in his 50s, all of whom have provided significant information about the incident,” Detective Chief Inspector Jubelin said.
“At this stage of the investigation, we are keen to speak with a 32-year-old man who left the home prior to police arrival.
“He has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance and 172cm tall.
“I urge that man to come forward and speak with investigators as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information about the stabbing is urged to contact police immediately.
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A crime scene has been established at the location which will be examined by forensic specialists.
Detectives form Lake Macquarie Police District and State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have commenced an investigation into the incident.
Police are speaking to several witnesses and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.