Police lay murder charge after man’s body found at Newcastle

A man will face court today charged with murder after a body was found in a home unit near Newcastle last night.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to a unit on Regent Street, Mayfield, about 6.30pm (Saturday 13 March 2021), after a man’s body was found in a bedroom.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation commenced.

Following inquiries, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Argenton an hour later and was taken to Waratah Police Station.

A short time ago, the Mayfield man was charged with one count of murder.

He has been refused bail to appear by AVL in Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 4 July 2021).

A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted tomorrow (Monday 5 July 2021).

The deceased man is believed to be aged 63.

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