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Woman allegedly stabbed in the chest by colleague at NSW cafe

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A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in the chest in the kitchen of a Newcastle cafe.

Emergency services were called to a Onyx Espresso Bar in Mayfield about 2:35pm on Wednesday after reports the 27-year-old had been attacked by a colleague.

Detective Superintendent Wayne Humphrey told reporters the woman had been hit with a blunt object, before she was stabbed.

A staff member at Onyx Espresso Bar in Newcastle was reportedly stabbed in the chest while working on Wednesday afternoon. Source: Google Maps

The woman was taken under police escort - with the knife still embedded in her chest - to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. She is currently undergoing surgery.

A 23-year-old man who worked with the woman was arrested nearby a short time later.

He has been charged with attempted murder and wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

 He was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday.

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