Man fights for life after being bludgeoned with pushbike handlebars in brutal attack

A MAN is fighting to stay alive in hospital this afternoon after being bashed with a set of metal handlebars in southern NSW.

The 44-year-old was allegedly bludgeoned at a house on Kywong Place in Kooringal, in the regional city of Wagga Wagga, around 9pm on Saturday.

The attack was so brutal, the victim was rushed to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in a critical condition with horrific head and neck injuries.


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A 64-year-old man was arrested at the house and taken to the local police station where he spent the night being questioned by police.

He has since been charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The 64-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

The relationship between the two men is not known.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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