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Man charged over Mayfield murder

A man has faced court charged with murder after the body of a 63-year-old man was found in a home unit near Newcastle on Saturday night.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to a unit on Regent Street, Mayfield, about 6.30pm on Saturday, after a man’s body was found in a bedroom.

“Following inquiries, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Argenton an hour later and was taken to Waratah Police Station,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The Mayfield man was charged with one count of murder. He was refused bail to appear by video link in Newcastle Bail Court yesterday.

Police say a post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted today.

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