A man has been charged with murder after a body was discovered in the backyard of a property near Armidale.
Officers made the gruesome discovery after being called to a home at Dangarsleigh around 8.00am on Thursday.
Police say it appears the victim, a 43-year-old man, suffered multiple stab wounds.
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A 48-year-old Armidale man was arrested at the property and taken to Armidale Police Station where he was charged with murder.
He was refused bail, to appear before Armidale Local Court today.