Police investigate suspicious death of teen - Charlestown

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:59:36 AM

A man has been arrested following the suspicious death of a teenager in Lake Macquarie overnight.

About 12.30am (Tuesday 16 March 2021), police were called to a unit on Charlestown Road, Charlestown, following reports a teenage boy was found unresponsive.

Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old boy deceased inside the unit.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen’s death.

As a result of inquiries, a 24-year-old man was arrested in a restaurant carpark on Weakleys Drive, Thornton, about 2.10am.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station before being transferred to the Mater Hospital for treatment.

Upon his release, he was taken to Belmont Police Station where he is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Investigations are ongoing.

The pair are known to each other.

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.