Man dies in hospital after assault; man arrested at Queanbeyan

A man has been arrested as inquiries continue into the death of another man following an assault at Queanbeyan yesterday.

Just before 9.30am (Thursday 26 December 2019), emergency services responded to reports of an assault on Trinculo Place, under the Queens Bridge.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and located a 46-year-old man semi-conscious.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to Queanbeyan District Hospital, where he later died. He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene was established on Trinculo Road, with a second crime scene established at a nearby hotel. Both have been examined by specialist forensic officers.

Initial inquiries revealed the injured man had been approached by another man and was repeatedly punched before collapsing.

Detectives from Monaro Police District – assisted by detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – established Strike Force Jinalee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Following inquiries, a 50-year-old man was arrested at a home on Lowe Street, just before 12.30am today (Friday 27 December 2019).

He has been taken to Queanbeyan Police Station.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to call Queanbeyan Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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