Man charged with murder of woman who was stabbed to death in street

Jodie Wilkinson.
Jodie Wilkinson.

Police investigating the murder of Jodie Wilkinson have today charged a man with her murder.

The 27-year-old died on Monday after being stabbed in the street.

She and a 25-year-old man were in Stanhope Street in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle shortly before 3.50pm when they became involved in an altercation with a group.

The pair were attacked by the group and suffered stab wounds.

David Waterston, 43, of Hamilton Place, Newcastle, has been charged with murder and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Eight other people arrested in connection with the investigation have been released on bail.