Murder charge, Southport

Detectives have charged a man with murder following an alleged assault that occurred in Southport on August 4, 2017.

A 53-year-old Townsville man and a 38-year-old man were both attending a hospital when it will be alleged that they became involved in an altercation around 8am.

It will be further alleged that as a result of the altercation, the 53-year-old man suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital on Sunday August 6.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with one count of murder and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

The men were not known to each other.

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