Police appeal following death of man who was punched to the ground

Police continue their appeal for information surrounding the death of a man in Coffs Harbour at the weekend.

About 10.15pm on Saturday 3 October 2015, 27-year-old Kyle Watkins left a licensed premise and walked west along West High Street, Coffs Harbour.

When at the intersection of Lyster Street and West High Street, he became involved in an altercation with an unknown man.


During the altercation, Mr Watkins was punched and fell onto the roadway and hit his head.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital before being flown to John Hunter Hospital with critical head injuries.
He never regained consciousness.

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence have formed Strike Force Gerda to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and are continuing their appeal for information.

Anyone with information that may assist police should contact police at Coffs Harbour Police Station (02) 6691 0799, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.