Police charge teen with serious assault; inquiries continue at Jindabyne

A teenage boy has been charged and investigations are continuing following a serious assault in Jindabyne overnight.

About 5pm (Thursday 20 August 2020), a 54-year-old man was allegedly assaulted outside a unit complex on Gippsland Street, Jindabyne.

Police have been told the man left his unit to attend to a possible dispute between neighbours, before being set upon by three people in the car park of the unit complex.

The man was allegedly knocked to the ground, before being repeatedly punched and kicked. The trio fled the scene on foot.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault.

As police arrived, the 54-year-old man collapsed, and was taken to Cooma Hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics. His condition deteriorated and he was flown to a hospital in Canberra by helicopter, where he remains in a stable condition.

Following inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at a nearby home about 8pm (Thursday 20 August 2020), and taken to Jindabyne Police Station, where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

The teen was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

As investigations continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, or who may have dashcam vision, to come forward.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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