Manslaughter charge after assault – South Grafton

A man will appear in court today charged after the death of another man in the state’s Northern Rivers region yesterday.

About 9.40am (Friday 24 June 2022), emergency services were called to Phoenix Close, South Grafton, following reports of a neighbour dispute and physical altercation.

On arrival, police located an 50-year-old man unresponsive suffering head injuries.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, was unable to be revived.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police, and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Following inquiries, a 64-year-old man was arrested at the scene before being taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with manslaughter.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Port Macquarie Bail Court today (Saturday 25 June 2022).

The men were known to each other.

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