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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Body found in Newcastle Harbour

An investigation is underway after a body was found in Newcastle Harbour overnight.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Wharf Road about 8.50pm on Saturday 23 January, after the body of a man was found by two people who had been fishing.

The body was retrieved by Water Police and has been taken for a post-mortem examination to confirm identity and cause of death.

Police are now appealing for public assistance.

They’re also investigating reports that a 25-year-old man went missing after leaving a hotel on Wharf Road late Wednesday evening (20 January).

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact Newcastle City Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Details are treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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