Gold Coast ‘coward punch’ victim dies in hospital

UPDATE: Ashmore’s Mark English has died in hospital after he was allegedly ‘coward punched’ by his son in Brisbane’s CBD on Monday afternoon.

The 25-year-old has had an early charge of grievous bodily harm upgraded to unlawful striking causing death and will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

EARLIER: A Gold Coast man is in an induced coma after he was allegedly ‘coward punched’ by his son in Brisbane’s CBD on Monday.


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The Brisbane Times reports that 53-year-old Mark English was walking near Central train station with his partner when his son saw them.

Police say the 25-year-old spoke to the pair before he punched his dad in the mouth, causing him to fall backwards.

He was knocked out when his head hit the concrete.

The 25-year-old left, returned, then left again before he was finally arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.

He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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