Manly Corso assault: Man, 37, dies in hospital after vicious assault at one of Australia’s most famous beaches
A man has died after he was allegedly assaulted and placed in an induced coma at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.
Emergency services were called to The Corso at Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches at around 3am on January 27 where they found a man with a ‘serious head injury’.
Police believe the 37-year-old fell backwards and hit his head during an alleged altercation with a 24-year-old Fairlight man, Jesse Allan.
He was rushed to the Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition and placed in an induced coma where he remained for the next 10 days before dying on Tuesday evening.
Police arrested Allan at his home on January 28 and charged him with one count of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
A 37-year-old man has died after spending weeks in an induced coma following an alleged assault in Manly (pictured) in the early hours of January 27
He faced Manly Local Court to apply for bail on January 28.
Allan’s barrister told the court that his client used an ‘open hand thrust’ on the man in self-defence during the altercation, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The court heard that the accused tried to help the man, but fled the scene after being abused by bystanders.
The magistrate granted Allan bail but noted a ‘very clear and serious injury to the victim’.
His bail conditions restrict him to continue living with his parents and surrender both his Australian and British passports.
Allan is expected to appear in the Downing Center Local Court on March 26.
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The man was found with a ‘serious head injury’ after falling and hitting his head during an alleged altercation on The Corso (pictured), a popular pedestrian mall in Manly