UPDATE | Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing in rural NSW

UPDATE @ March 3 2019 | A man has been charged following the stabbing death of another man in New South Wales’ Central West.

A 20-year-old man died from a stab wound to his chest at a house on Romano Drive in Orange early Saturday morning.

Police arrived to find a second man had run off and carried out an extensive search of the area.


Following inquiries, a 26-year-old man was arrested after attending Orange Police station that afternoon.

He was later charged with murder and refused bail to appear in Orange Bail Court on Sunday.

EARLIER @ March 2 2019 | TWO CRIME SCENES have been set up in the NSW country town of Orange, after a man was stabbed to death.

His alleged attacker is on the run, with local police currently searching the surrounding area, in the state’s Central West.

Police say officers were called to a house on Romano Drive just after 3am on Saturday, after reports of a fight between two men, who were known to each other.

On arrival, a 20-year-old man was found unresponsive with a stab wound to his chest and he could not be revived.

A second man, aged 26, took off in a Holden Commodore before officers arrived.

Police searching the area found the vehicle abandoned on Clinton Street and no arrests have yet been made.

A crime scene has been established at both locations with specialist police to examine the scenes.

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