Family praying for victim of Goodna assault
UPDATE 5PM: The family of a man fighting for his life after an alleged one-punch assault says they have not given up hope.
Lindsay Roy Ede, remains on life support in the PA Hospital, where he underwent surgery after suffering bleeding on the brain on Monday.
Police allege Mr Ede was punched once to the face before falling and striking his head on the ground at Albert St, Goodna.
Mr Ede's brother, Terry Bishop, describes the victim as a "fighter" and says his family is praying for him to pull through.
"We have been told to prepare for the worst," Mr Bishop said.
Ariik Mayot, 19, of Redbank Plains, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Magistrate Roger Stark adjourned the application for bail for one week, as it is probable that the charge of grievous bodily harm will be upgraded to unlawful striking causing death if Mr Ede does not survive.
Facing a string of unrelated charges, Mayot was remanded in custody, with the case to be heard again at Ipswich on June 30.
UPDATE 6AM: Police have charged a man following investigations into the alleged serious assault of a 54-year-old man at Goodna earlier yesterday.
At around 1.30pm, it will be alleged a man was walking along Albert Street when he passed a 19-year-old man walking in the opposite direction.
It will further be alleged the 19-year-old man turned and punched the 56-year-old to the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
He was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with a life-threatening head injury.
A 19-year-old Redbank Plains man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.
UPDATE 6PM: A MAN has been left fighting for his life following a one-punch assault at Goodna.
Police say the 54-year-old man was struck in the head near the intersection of Albert St and Storr Cct about 1.40pm.
He fell and hit his head on the footpath, sustaining a serious injury to the back of his head.
The man has been taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where his condition remains serious.
Police have taken a 19-year-old man into custody, as detectives commence investigations at the scene.
A large section of Albert St has been cordoned off and police are conducting a doorknock of the area.
3PM: A 54-year-old man is in hospital with a serious head injury following an incident at Goodna this afternoon.
Police have a taken man into custody over the altercation, which occurred near the intersection of Albert St and Storr Cct about 1.43pm.
Investigations are underway.
Police say the injury to the back of the man's head, described as a haematoma, is serious and they are unsure if he will survive.
He is being treated at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
More to come.