Police investigate after man’s body found at Forbes

Police are investigating after the body of a man was located in the state’s Central West today.

About 4am (Saturday 23 January 2021), police were told an unknown male was seen assaulting another man who was lying on the ground of Johnson Street, Forbes.

Two men went to assist when the unknown male fled the scene.

Officers from Central West Police District attended and commenced CPR before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived. Despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene.

The man has not been formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 40s.

A crime scene has been established which will be examined by forensic officers.

Local detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, which is being treated as suspicious.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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