Man and woman charged after man dies in Taree - Strike Force Iteration

Tuesday, 02 May 2023 09:30:53 AM

A man and woman will face court following a murder investigation on the states 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.

Following inquiries and an appeal for information, a 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested at a motor inn on The Lakes Way, Forster about 9.15pm yesterday (Monday 1 May 2023) and taken to Forster Police station.

The man was charged with murder, supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

The woman was charged with conceal serious indictable offence.

Both were refused bail to appear before Taree Local Court today (Tuesday 2 May 2023).

Anyone with information about this incident 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.