Police have now laid charges after a neighbourhood dispute turned deadly on the Gold Coast yesterday morning.
A 48-year-old and his 60-year-old neighbour became involved in a verbal altercation around 5.15am, outside a home on Whiting Street in Labrador.
It’s understood the dispute started over the noise made by feeding birds in the area.
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Police allege the altercation turned physical, with the 60-year-old man knocked to the ground and assaulted by the 48-year-old man.
The 60-year-old man was struck in the head with a wooden broom stick, but managed to get up and walk a short way before collapsing.
Emergency services rushed to the scene, but sadly he couldn’t be saved.
The 48-year-old man assisted police with enquiries all day, before he was charged with one count each of manslaughter and serious assault.
He’s due to appear at Southport Court today.