Man dies after serious assault; charges upgraded at Tweed Heads

A man will face court today following the death of another man after a serious assault on the state’s far north coast last week.

About 9pm on Saturday 12 June 2021, emergency services were called to a unit on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads West, following reports a man had been assaulted.

The 20-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Tweed Heads Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A 19-year-old man, known to the older man, was arrested at the scene and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm (DV).

Police were advised the 20-year-old died of his injuries on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The younger man was additionally charged with assault causing death. He remains on conditional bail to next appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 18 June 2021).

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