Man charged after alleged one-punch assault - Newcastle

Sunday, 26 February 2017 05:51:55 PM

A man has been charged after an alleged one-punch assault outside a hotel in Newcastle on Friday.

About 11.40pm (Friday 24 February 2017), a 23-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a man outside a hotel on Steel Street.

The injured man, from Merewether, was treated at the scene and taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command were notified yesterday (Saturday 25 February 2017), and commenced inquiries.

About 12pm today (Sunday 26 February 2017), a 22-year-old man, from Mayfield, attended Waratah Police Station.

He was arrested and charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 16 March 2017.