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Police investigate death at Cessnock rubbish tip


Strike Force Nargal has been formed to investigate the death of a man at a rubbish tip at Cessnock.

Emergency services were called to the waste management facility on Old Maitland Road just after 5pm yesterday, after the 54-year-old man was found critically injured. He died at the scene.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and detectives are now investigating the circumstances of the man’s death.

As this is an unexplained death, it is currently being treated as suspicious.

If anyone was at the tip between 4.30pm and 5pm, they should contact Cessnock Police (4991 0199) or Crime Stoppers NSW (1800 333 000).

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