A teenage boy will appear in court today charged with murder after a fatal stabbing on the Central Coast.

Just after 11pm on January 11, emergency services were called to Langford Drive, Kariong, following reports of a stabbing.

When police arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers were told the teen was injured during an altercation.

Members of the community performed CPR on the boy before emergency services arrived; he was taken to Gosford Hospital in a critical condition but died a short time later.

Police set up a crime scene, which is being examined by specialist forensic officers.

Following inquiries, a 13-year-old boy was arrested at a home nearby and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court on January 12.

Detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.