Man dies after Lake Macquarie home invasion, NSW

A man has died after he was attacked in his home at Lake Macquarie this morning, NSW Police say.

Emergency services were called to the home on Lonus Avenue at Whitebridge about 2.30am (Monday 17 December 2018), and found a 60-year-old man with a serious injury to his arm.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics; however, he died at John Hunter Hospital a short time later.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District have established a crime scene and initiated inquiries.

They’ve been told three people – with their faces covered and armed with baseball bats and knives – broke into the home and attacked the man in his bedroom.

The man’s two brothers were home at the time but were not injured.

Inquiries are now underway by detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Police are investigating if this was a targeted attack.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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