Man, 18, charged following serious assault at Coolangatta

UPDATE: An 18-year-old man has been charged following investigations into the serious assault of a 40-year-old man at Coolangatta early this morning.

Police will allege at around 2.30pm the man became involved in a short altercation with a group of people, before moving away from the scene and becoming involved in an altercation with the 40-year-old man.

It will be further alleged the man then punched the 40-year-old man causing him to fall and strike his head.

The 40-year-old man was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The 18-year-old man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

EARLIER: Detectives are investigating the serious assault of a 40-year-old man at Coolangatta early this morning.

Initial inquiries indicate that two men, unknown to each other, happened to leave a licensed premises located on

Warner Street and Marine Parade around 2:25am.

The unknown man became involved in a short altercation with a group of people, before moving away from the scene and becoming involved in an altercation with the 40-year-old man.

The 40-year-old man was punched in the head and fell to the ground, hitting his head. Medical assistance was provided by the public before the man was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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