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Man dies following vicious assault overnight in Raymond Terrace

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One man is dead and another is in police custody following a shocking assault in the Hunter region overnight.

Just before 2am on Tuesday 9 April, emergency services were called to Cambridge Avenue, Raymond Terrace.

It followed reports a man was found with serious head injuries.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated a 38-year-old male.

But, tragically, he died at the scene.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were told the injured man was involved in an altercation when he was reportedly assaulted.

As part of inquiries, police arrested a 29-year-old male nearby.

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station before being transferred to Maitland Hospital for assessment.

A crime scene has been established as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

As inquiries continue, anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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