Man charged over brutal, unprovoked assault on 77-year-old

THURSDAY 12pm: POLICE have confirmed that the 77-year-old man who was assault in an unprovoked attack in now in a stable condition.

Police have charged a 40-year-old Goonellabah man with Reckless Grievous Bodily Harm.

He has been bail refused and will appear in Lismore Court today.


WEDNESDAY 9.15am: A GOONELLABAH man remains in intensive care after he was assaulted in an unprovoked attack.

Police were told by doctors the 77-year-old's condition has "somewhat improved" overnight.

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information that may assist police is asked to call Lismore Police Station 6626 0599.


TUESDAY 5.08pm: A GOONELLABAH man is fighting for life after an unprovoked attack by another man on Ballina Road this morning.

Police say the 77-year-old man is in intensive care after a 40-year-old man, who unknown to the victim, allegedly ran at him and pushed him over in an unprovoked attack.

It is alleged by police the victim was collecting leaves at Goonellabah for his garden at 6.50am when the attack occurred.

About 10 minutes earlier, police will allege the 40-year-old man lunged at a 72-year-old man, who was walking with his wife along the footpath of Ballina Road, towards the intersection of Invercauld Road, Goonellabah.

The 72 year old quickly moved out of the way and was not injured.

Lismore police attended soon after and chased the 40 year old through an apartment complex on Fischer Street.

Police caught the man at the rear of an apartment where he was placed under arrest.

The alleged attacker has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of assault.

He was refused bail and faced Lismore Local Court today.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to call Lismore Police Station 6626 0599.

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