Man dies after being punched in the head in WA’s north west

Staff reportersPilbara News
WA police car.
Camera IconWA police car. Credit: Pilbara News

A 33-year old man has died after allegedly being punched in the head during a weekend altercation in WA’s North West.

Homicide detectives have taken over the case following the incident in Roebourne early Sunday morning.

The man was flown to Royal Perth Hospital after the incident, but died this afternoon.

Police were conducting patrols just after midnight when they saw two men that appeared to be involved in an altercation.

As the officers stopped to speak to the two, it is alleged one of the men punched the other to the head, causing the victim to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.

The officers provided emergency first aid and St John Ambulance attended and took the unconscious man to Roebourne Hospital, and then onto Nickol Bay Hospital under emergency conditions.

The victim was then flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

An 18-year-old man from Roebourne was charged with grievous bodily harm on Sunday.

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