Man dies in hospital after Tweed Heads fight

A 54-YEAR-OLD man has died in a Gold Coast hospital, after suffering injuries from a fight in Tweed Heads last week. 

Tweed-Byron Police confirmed Kevin Carney passed away in the Gold Coast University Hospital yesterday, after an alleged altercation with a 47-year-old man in Tweed Heads West last Wednesday. 

The 47-year-old has already appeared in front of the Tweed Heads Local Court, charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was released on conditional bail and is due to appear again in court on Monday, May 27. 

A spokesman for the Tweed-Byron Police said officers from Strike Force Ypres were investigating the incident along with members of the NSW Homicide Squad. 

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.



Not your average fishing festival

premium_icon Not your average fishing festival

Catching the biggest fish wasn’t the only aim at this weekend’s fishing...

Isolated showers and gusty winds

premium_icon Isolated showers and gusty winds

Northerly winds to bring warmer temperatures across region without much chance of...

How a lack of vending machines inspired a donation

premium_icon How a lack of vending machines inspired a donation

IT started with a 24-hour lab with no vending machine — now the students at CQU...