The charges for the 24-year-old man accused of an alleged assault in Manly during the Australia Day weekend have been upgraded.

The man is now being charged with assault causing death, and according to the court, he has been ordered to continue with his bail, which has the condition that he continue living with his parents and not leave home without being with one of his parents. His Australian and UK passports have been forfeited, and he has not approached any international point of departure.

The accused is yet to enter a plea and he is scheduled to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on 26 March.

The incident occurred at about 3am on 27 January at The Corso in Manly, where the 24-year-old was allegedly involved in an altercation that caused another man a serious head injury.

The accused was arrested on 28 January and taken to Manly Police Station, where he was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

On 6 February 2024, investigators were advised the injured man had died in the hospital.