Third person charged following alleged murder - Taree

Thursday, 25 May 2023 10:09:18 AM

A woman has been charged as investigations continue into an alleged murder on the state’s North Coast last month.

About 7.45am on Sunday 23 April 2023, police were called to Taree Hospital following reports a man had presented with life-threatening wounds.

The 38-year-old was assessed at the scene; however, he could not be revived.

Initial inquiries suggest the Taree man was injured at an address on Heath Avenue in Tuncurry, before being driven to hospital by a family member.

Strike Force Iteration was established to investigate the man’s death and comprised officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Due the course of the investigation, strike force investigators arrested a 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman earlier this month. They were both charged and and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 50-year-old woman was arrested at Forster Police Station about 11.40am on Tuesday (23 May 2023) and charged with being an accessory after fact to murder and accessory after the fact to malicious wounding.

The woman was refused bail to appear and appeared before Taree Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 24 May 2023), where she was refused bail to appear before the same court on Monday 24 July 2023.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Iteration investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.