A North Coast man remains behind bars charged over an alleged fatal assault.
A North Coast man remains behind bars charged over an alleged fatal assault.

Man on murder charge remains in custody

A North Coast man charged with murder following an alleged assault in Tweed Heads is still being held on remand.

A bail application had been planned for Michael Charles Cook, 54.

But defence solicitor Kate Brady told Tweed Heads Local Court on Friday she would not press the application at this time.

Mr Cook is facing charges of murder and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm over an alleged 2019 incident.

Police will allege he caused the death of 54-year-old Kevin John Carney by kicking him in the back of the head at an address on Kennedy Dr, Tweed Heads on May 15, 2019.

Police will allege Mr Carney, who passed away a week later when he was taken off life support, suffered injuries that were "not survivable" from the incident.

It is understood Mr Cook will defend the charges.

He did not appear via video link when the case was mentioned.

DPP prosecutor Marissa Moore asked the court for more time for an expert report to be finalised.

Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy adjourned the case to April 16.



Warwick business undaunted by startling 2020 closure rate

Premium Content Warwick business undaunted by startling 2020 closure rate

‘I’ve not heard so many business people so positive for a very long time.’ The...

Donkey transforms from childhood friend to kick-ass pet

Premium Content Donkey transforms from childhood friend to kick-ass pet

How a fateful encounter with an ailing donkey sparked a resident’s lifelong bond...

Police slam ‘disgraceful’ vandalism at Leslie Park Cenotaph

Premium Content Police slam ‘disgraceful’ vandalism at Leslie Park Cenotaph

The overnight destruction comes only days before Warwick Anzac Day...