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Head stomp attack: police seek help

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A man was left fighting for his life following an assault at Tweed Heads on the weekend and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

At about 11am on Sunday, a man in a blue Holden Commodore dropped the 42-year-old victim at Tweed Heads Hospital. He was unconscious and suffering serious head injuries

The man was treated by hospital staff and later transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital where he remains in a critical and unstable condition.

Investigation by detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command believe he was assaulted at a house in Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads, on Sunday morning.

During the incident the victim was allegedly punched in the head repeatedly and fell to the ground where he was stomped on before a number of witnesses intervened.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man on Sunday and charged him with grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday.

Detectives are particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of the house on Dry Dock Road and heard or saw the assault.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their inquiries is asked to contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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