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Police confirm death of 22-year-old man after alleged attack at beach

A 21-year-old man has been charged

A 22-year-old man has died after an alleged ‘one punch’ incident at Tyrella Beach, near Newcastle.

He was 22-year-old Darren O’Neill.

Mr O’Neill had been admitted to hospital after the incident on Thursday.

Police confirmed on Sunday morning that he had died.

A post mortem is to be carried out to establish the cause of death in due course.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with GBH and is due to appear in court next month.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said: I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of Darren at this very sad time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding Darren’s death and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident – or who has any information – o contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1913 27/06/19.”

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