One dead in domestic violence-related incident

A MAN in his late 60s has tragically died following a domestic violence-related incident near Newcastle.

The 68-year-old was allegedly assaulted during an altercation at a home at Birmingham Gardens on Thursday night.

Police and paramedics were called to the Wilkinson Avenue home shortly after 11pm.


They arrived to find the 68-year-old man unconscious at the home.

He, along with a second 52-year-old man who was also found injured, were taken to John Hunter Hospital.

Sadly, the older man’s injuries were too severe and he could not be saved.

Police confirmed he was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after arriving.

A crime scene was established at the Wilkinson Ave home and examined by forensic police.

Anyone with information is urged to call Newcastle Police on 02 4929 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.