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Second man charged following alleged assault - Dee Why

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:28:00 PM

A second man has been charged following investigations into an alleged ‘one punch’ assault at Dee Why.

The incident occurred about 3.20pm on Monday (21 March 2017), when a 31-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by two men while waiting at a bus stop on the corner of Pittwater Road and Howard Avenue, Dee Why.

The 31-year-old was allegedly punched in the face by one man and then punched in the head by another, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete, fracturing his skull.

He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established and police from Northern Beaches Local Area Command commenced an investigation.

About 2pm today (Wednesday 22 March 2017), police executed a search warrant at a home on South Creek Road, Dee Why, where police located and seized a number of items.

About 10am today, (Wednesday 22 March 2017) police arrested a 19-year-old man outside Manly Court House.

He was taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent – accessory after the fact, conceal serious indictable offence of another person and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 23 March 2017).