No charges yet over punch-up, investigations continuing

POLICE are yet to lay charges against a 26-year-old man who allegedly punched a 23-year-old during an altercation in Maryborough's central business district in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The younger man was rushed to the Hervey Bay Hospital at 3.20am with a suspected fractured skull after falling to the ground and hitting his head hard against the concrete.

He discharged himself from hospital a few hours later, against medical advice.

"The parties involved have been spoken to, but no charges have been laid," Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Guild said.

"It's an ongoing investigation. We need to make further inquiries."

Det Snr Sgt Guild said the incident was a classic example of the One Punch Can Kill campaign.

"He was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured skull and possible brain haemorrhaging," he said.

Sunday's timeline

  • 3am - Two men in a verbal altercation on Kent St. Punch allegedly thrown
  • 3.20am - Man taken to hospital with suspected fractured skull and possible brain haemorrhage
  • 9.30am - He discharges himself from hospital, police appeal for witnesses


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