A man has been charged with murder after a body was discovered inside a unit near Newcastle overnight.
Police were called to an apartment on Regent Street at Mayfield around 6.30pm after a man’s body was found in a bedroom.
A crime scene was established at the home as forensic officers scoured the scene.
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About an hour later, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Argenton and taken to Waratah Police Station where he was this morning charged with one count of murder.
He has been refused bail to appear by video link in Newcastle Bail Court today.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted tomorrow.
Police say the deceased man is believed to be aged 63.