Police investigate link between missing man and body found in Newcastle harbour

By Sam Rigney
Updated January 24 2021 - 8:16am, first published 2:30am
GRIM: Police on scene along Newcastle harbour on Saturday night after a man's body was found by two fishermen. Police are looking for anyone with information.

POLICE investigating the discovery of a body found floating in Newcastle harbour on Saturday night say they are looking for anyone who might have seen a 25-year-old African man in or around licensed premises on Wharf Road on Wednesday night.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.