man is in John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition after a fight in New Lambton this morning.

Police responded to reports of an assault happening in front of the New Lambton BP service station on St James Road, just after 4:30am.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended the service station and established a crime scene and an investigation commenced.

The other man involved in the fight had left the scene before Police arrived.

Inquiries are continuing.

Extracted in full from: NBN News | MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER FIGHT IN NEW LAMBTON