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A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

About 12.30pm yesterday (Monday 12 April), emergency services were called to a unit on Korf Street, after a man was found unresponsive.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and the 53-year-old man was declared deceased.

A crime scene was established and forensically examined.

Police have been told the man was involved in a physical altercation at a licensed premises on Grafton Street on Saturday (10 April 2021), where he was allegedly pushed by a man, causing him to fall and strike his head on the concrete floor.

Following inquiries, a 44-year-old man was arrested at Woolgoolga about 11am yesterday (Tuesday 13 April). He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Wednesday 14 April 2021).

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of the man’s death and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.


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