A North Coast woman has died at Gold Coast University Hospital after sustaining a critical head injury. Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident. Picture Mike Batterham
A North Coast woman has died at Gold Coast University Hospital after sustaining a critical head injury. Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident. Picture Mike Batterham

Woman dies after being found with critical injuries

A WOMAN who was found with critical injuries earlier this month has died in hospital.

Officers attached to the Tweed Byron Police District were called to a unit on Elfran Ave in Pottsville about 6pm on Saturday, October 10.

They were responding to reports of a 44-year-old woman who had been found by a family member with head injuries.

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She was treated at the scene and taken to The Tweed Hospital and was later transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

She underwent surgery but her condition remained critical and police had been awaiting a change to interview the injured woman.

But police have confirmed in a statement the woman passed away yesterday.

Police established a crime scene after the woman was found in her home.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the woman is believed to have been assaulted or injured by way or misadventure. 

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine how and where the woman sustained her injuries.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the nearby area in the hours leading up the discovery of the injured woman to contact Tweed Heads detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.


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