Reports name Angry Anderson’s son as victim of fatal NSW assault
Liam Anderson, who reportedly died on the way to hospital after a fight in a Queenscliff reserve. (Supplied: Facebook)
The son of Australian rocker Gary “Angry” Anderson is reported to have been killed after an alleged assault in Sydney’s north.
A fight broke out between two men in a reserve off Pavilion Street in Queenscliff early on Sunday morning.
Police and paramedics attempted to resuscitate the 26-year-old victim, but he died on the way to hospital.
The alleged attacker, aged 20, was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station to be interviewed.
The victim is reportedly Liam Anderson, the youngest son of the Rose Tattoo singer Gary “Angry” Anderson.
NSW Police Inspector Michael Boutouridis said the situation was graphic when officers first arrived.
“It was quite a bloodied scene,” he said.
“The man we have in custody was violent and it took a number of police officers to subdue and arrest him.”
Police had to use OC spray and “significant force” to take the alleged attacker into custody and Inspector Boutouridis said it was “quite possible” alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.
Police say the two men knew each other, but aren’t sure about the motive.
“I’m confident at this stage that this is not a random attack,” Inspector Boutouridis said.
“I don’t know the circumstances that led to them being at the reserve this morning, that’s why I’m appealing to the community to assist us with those inquiries.”
Police expect to charge the arrested man later on Sunday.