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POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO IDENTIFY PASSED AWAY HOMELESS MAN

Police are appealing for public help to identify a man, whose body was discovered in bushland at Charlestown.

Emergency services were called to bushland off Charlestown Road on Tuesday afternoon, after reports a body was found near a tree.

Officers established a crime scene and commenced investigations.

The man hasn’t been identified, and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, and approximately 162cm tall. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, tight black skinny jeans, and skate shoes.

It’s believed he was homeless and frequented the Warners Bay, Charlestown, Cardiff and Kotara South areas.

He was usually seen drinking a coffee, carrying plastic shopping bags, and often seen wearing plastic bags on the inside of his shoes.

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Samantha Long is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

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