Charges laid after man dies in Brewarrina

A man has been charged following the death of a man at Brewarrina today, NSW Police say.

About 5.15am today, police and emergency services were called to Dooral Street following reports of an altercation between two men.

Police will allege a 43-year-old man and a 72-year-old man became involved in a fight outside a house.

During the altercation, the older man was allegedly held down by the younger man before a witness was able to subdue the younger man.

The older man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics but died on-route to Brewarrina Hospital.

Police from Darling River Local Area Command established a crime scene and arrested the 43-year-old man.

He was taken to Brewarrina Police Station and charged with assault causing death.

The man was refused bail to appear before Bourke Local Court tomorrow.