Police charge man with murder in South West Rocks

A man will face court today charged with murder following a fatal domestic-related stabbing on the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

About 8.15pm (Thursday 28 April 2022), emergency services were called to a home on Gilbert Cory Street, South West Rocks, about 40km north east of Kempsey, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and found a 39-year-old man suffering a stab wound. He could not be revived and died at the scene.

A 73-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Kempsey Police Station.

A crime scene was established, which has been forensically examined.

Detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death under Strike Force Eungai Creek.

The man has now been charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court today (Friday 29 April 2022).

The two men were known to each other.

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