An 18-year-old youth remains in a serious condition with a fractured skull in Lismore Base Hospital after he was allegedly king hit in Lismore’s CBD early yesterday morning.
Police later arrested a 19-year-old Lismore man and charged him over the assault. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on 22 July.
About 1.30am yesterday, the 18-year-old man was bashed in Larkin Lane near the corner with Keen Street, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command attended the scene and the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police arrested the 19-year-old at his home in Lismore after making inquiries at the scene. He was charged with reckless wounding inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Alcohol is is believed to have been a factor in the assault.
Polcie have asked for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.