A second man has been charged over an alleged assault of another man on the state’s north coast.
About 2.30am today (Sunday 3 July 2022), emergency services were called to a licensed premise on the Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, following reports a man had been assaulted.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District located a 28-year-old unconscious man on a nearby footpath.
He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, suffering a suspected fractured skull. He was later airlifted to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and remains in a critical condition.
A crime scene was established, and investigations into the incident commenced.
About 3.40am officers were patrolling Sheppards Lane, Coffs Harbour when they stopped and arrested an 18-year-old man.
He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm.
He was refused bail and will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court tomorrow (Monday 4 July 2022).
Following extensive inquiries at 12.10pm (Sunday 3 July 2022) a second man was arrested at a home on Gleniffer Road, Bonville.
The 19-year-old man was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.
He was charged with affray and granted conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2022.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.