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Charges laid following death of teenage boy - Charlestown

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 07:15:18 PM

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a teenage boy in Lake Macquarie earlier today.

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, police located the body of a 16-year-old boy inside the unit.

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

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

The man was taken to Maitland Police Station, before being transferred to the Mater Hospital.

He was subsequently released and taken to Belmont Police Station, where he was charged with murder.

The man was refused bail to appear at Belmont Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 17 March 2021).

The pair are known to each other.

Investigations are ongoing.