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A man who had previously been charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, has now been charged with murder over another mans’ death at Tweed Heads.

On Wednesday May 15, a group of people were at a unit in Tweed Heads West, when a physical altercation occurred between two men – aged 54 and 47 – who were known to each other.

Emergency services attended and the injured man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition; however, his condition worsened and he died last Wednesday evening, (May 22).

The 47-year-old man from Tweed Heads, who was arrested at the scene shortly after the alleged assault, was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Following further inquiries by detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District, with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, the man was rearrested about 12.50pm on Saturday (May 25).

The Tweed Heads man was charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Sunday May 26).


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