Man charged over deadly neighbourhood dispute about noisy birds

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.


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.

Earlier article: Major investigation underway after Gold Coast neighbourhood dispute turns deadly