A Coles supermarket worker has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after he was assaulted by a male customer.
Police say about 2:35 on Monday afternoon, emergency services were called to the incident, where paramedics treated a 52-year-old man before he was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
Officers from Newcastle Police District have established a crime scene and are investigating.
They’ve been told the offender fled on foot towards Fogo Street.
Anyone with information is urged to get in touch with Crime Stoppers.
Extracted from 2HD