Assault victim dies in hospital

Scott Snodgrass pictured with his daughter Eve hours before the fight that claimed his life.
Scott Snodgrass pictured with his daughter Eve hours before the fight that claimed his life. Facebook

A FATHER-of-four who suffered severe head injuries in a fight in Coffs Harbour early on Saturday has died. 

The family of Sapphire Beach man Scott Snodgrass, 34, yesterday made the decision to switch off his life support in Newcastle.

Mr Snodgrass never regained consciousness after he fell to the footpath at the Coffs Harbour Grafton St taxi rank on Saturday around 1am. 

He was airlifted to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition. 

A Boambee East man, 20, who is assisting police with their enquiries, has told detectives he defended himself during the fight. 

He has given a statement to police and been released without charge subject to the investigation. 

Coffs Clarence Crime Manager Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay has called for witnesses to the incident to come forward. 

"A fight has taken place, but we are still unsure as to what turn of events have taken place,"  Inspt. Lindsay said. 

"We want to be clear what has happened before we consider charges."

Topics:  assault coffs harbour scott snodgrass

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