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Man charged with murder over the suspicious death of Ian Pullen at Singleton two years ago

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 A man has been charged with murder over the suspicious death of Ian Pullen at Singleton two years ago.

Just after 5.30am on Saturday 29 September 2018, emergency services were called to Carrington Street, Glenridding, after a man’s body was located on the side of the road.

The man was later identified as 43-year-old New Zealand firefighter, Ian Pullen, who had arrived in the Hunter region to assist with bushfire efforts.

Detectives from Hunter Valley Police District established Strike Force Awabakil to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Pullen’s death.

Following extensive inquiries and numerous public appeals, a 29-year-old man was arrested at Newcastle Police Station about 10am today.

He was charged with murder, dangerous driving occasioning death and fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Local Court later today.

Investigations under Strike Force Awabakil are ongoing.

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

Image credit: NSW Police Force