Police charge man over Tanilba Bay assault

A man will appear in court tomorrow after being charged with assaulting another man at a club near Port Stephens last week.

About 9.30pm on Friday 25 January 2019, an 18-year-old man was involved in a scuffle with another man at licensed premises at Tanilba Bay.

The group was removed from the club by staff and escorted to the car park; however, the teenaged man continued to act aggressively and was spoken to by 55-year-old man.

The teenager has allegedly attacked the older man and punching him in the face. The older man was knocked to the ground, striking his head on a brick pillar and losing consciousness.

The injured man was attended to by other patrons then taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The teenager fled from the club prior to the arrival of officers from Port Stephens/Hunter Police District.

The injured man required treatment for head and facial injuries, and has had a metal plate inserted into a badly-broken leg.

Earlier today (Friday 1 February 2019), the 18-year-old man attended Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was arrested and charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 2 February 2019).