Mystery man found dead near wharf

Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was located at a wharf in Newcastle.

It’s believed the body had been in the water for a short time when discovered about 8.20am on Saturday, behind a hotel on Wharf Road.

Police believe he is between 30 and 50 years old. He has a beard, thinning hair, and a number of tattoos on his right hand and right shoulder.


There is nothing at this stage to suggest the man’s death is suspicious.

A small amount of property was located on the man, however no identification.

Anyone with information on his identity, or anyone with information on the incident, is urged to contact police immediately.

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