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A man has died in hospital following a serious assault near Tweed Heads last week.

About 6pm on Wednesday May 15, a group of people were at a unit on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads West, when a physical altercation occurred between two men – aged 54 and 47 – who are known to each other.

The younger man allegedly assaulted the older man several times and emergency services were called to the scene a short time later.

The 47-year-old was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station before being transferred to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment to injuries sustained.

At that time he was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 54 year-ol man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition; however, he died last night. (Wednesday 22 May 2019).

A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

The 47-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 27 May 2019.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District, with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, are continuing to investigate the incident under Strike Force Ypres.

As part of their inquiries, the current charges will be reviewed.

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