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A man allegedly punched to the head in Casino earlier this month has died in hospital.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday 16 September police were called to Barker Street, following reports of an assault near a hotel.

They found a 52-year-old man lying unconscious on the road and a second man, aged 38, suffering facial injuries.

The unconscious man, Peter Morris, was transported to Gold Coast Hospital where he was placed on life support in a critical condition.

Mr Morris died on Monday night after his life support was switched off.

A 53-year-old Casino man, who had been charged with reckless grievous bodily harm in relation to the incident, will have the charge upgraded to a homicide offence prior to his next appearance in Lismore Local Court on 2 October.

Investigations into the incident continue.

Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au


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  1. The recommendation to write off the debts was not a councillor initiative. It was an independent recommendation by Council staff. Cr.Polglase stampeded the community councillors along with lawyer Cr.Byrne who meekly went along with the rubbish argument he put up. The community councillors can consider themselves comprehensively wedged.

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