Man airlifted to hospital following assault - Tamworth

Saturday, 25 March 2017 02:12:43 PM

A man has been airlifted to Sydney with head injuries after an alleged assault at South Tamworth this morning.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Robert Street and Woodward Avenue about 4.45am (Saturday 25 March 2017), in response to a Triple Zero (000) call.

Police from Oxley Local Area Command arrived to find a 49-year-old man with serious head injuries; he was treated at the scene before being taken to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.

The man has now been flown by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to John Hunter Hospital. His condition is stable.

A 23-year-old man, from Westdale, was arrested at the scene and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

He is assisting detectives with their inquiries.