A man has died in hospital following an alleged assault at Manly last month.

Just before 5.45pm Tuesday, 27 February, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance were called to a unit complex at Pittwater Road, Manly. After making entry to a unit, they found three men.

Two men were found in the unit apparently uninjured, but a third man was located in a semiconscious condition, suffering from injuries consistent with a serious fall or possible assault.

Manly man dies after assault

Three NSW Ambulance crews, including Intensive Care Paramedics and a NSW Ambulance Inspector, responded to the scene. The CareFlight Rescue Helicopter with a critical care medical team was also called, landing nearby at Keirle Park, Pittwater Road, Manly, just before 6.00pm.

Paramedics and the CareFlight doctor assessed the 59-year-old man’s condition, including wounds to his arms and a head injury. The man’s companions said he had been previously assaulted, and possibly struck with an object.

Manly man dies after assault

He was then taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition accompanied by the medical team in a NSW Ambulance just after 6.15pm.

NSW Police detectives formed Strike Force Flat to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. It is understood the man’s condition deteriorated in hospital, and NSW Police have been advised he died last Friday (15 March 2024).

Manly man dies after assault

A NSW Police spokesperson has asked for public assistance to identify when and how the man may have come to be assaulted.

“As inquiries continue, detectives are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time or have information regarding the incident.

“Anyone with information which may assist investigators are urged to call Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” asked the NSW Police spokesperson.

Police have not said whether the two men who were with the injured man at the time he was found are under investigation in relation to the incident.

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Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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