Mystery surrounds death of Armidale man

Police are investigating the death of a man in the state’s north, and are asking for public assistance to help shed light on the incident.

About 10pm on Monday, Armidale police attended a unit complex in Niagara Street, Armidale where a 34-year-old man was reported unconscious with lacerations to his head.

Paramedics attended and restarted the man’s heart. 

He was taken to Armidale Hospital where he was put on life support.

He was later transferred to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he died about 3.30pm yesterday.

Police from New England Local Area Command are conducting inquiries into the man’s death.

Initial inquiries suggested the man was involved in an altercation outside the unit complex on the night he was found, however police now suspect he suffered a drug overdose.

Yesterday, detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Brown Street, Armidale, in relation to the investigation. 

Located during the search was an amount of what is believed to be methamphetamine evidence of prescription drug packaging.

Police are asking for anyone who may have seen something, or can provide any information in relation to the incident, to come forward and speak with investigators.

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