Hawks Nest man with serious head injury after punch

A man has sustained serious head injuries after being assaulted in Yamba Street, Hawks Nest.a_cowards_punch_-_danny_green

Police said at about 2am on Saturday, January 25 they responded to the incident and found that a 30-year-old male had been assaulted.

Upon arrival police located the unconscious male who had been punched and fallen backwards, smashing his head on a concrete floor.

The victim was conveyed to the John Hunter Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The 30-year-old male offender from Newcastle handed himself to Tea Gardens Police at 3am the same morning.

Due to the seriousness of the victim’s injuries the offender was subjected to a breath test under the new ‘One Punch’ legislation.

The test returned a reading of 0.159 which is in the high range category.

Investigations are continuing.

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