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Man dies after hugging stranger
Man dies after hugging stranger

A 32-year-old man has died in hospital after he was allegedly shoved to the ground by a stranger he tried to hug on a city street.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm over the alleged incident, which happened on Murray Street about 5am on Sunday.

Police say the 32-year-old victim grabbed the other man around the neck and tried to hug him.

The 26-year-old accused allegedly pushed him away and he fell and hit his head. He was rushed to hospital but died on Monday afternoon.

Homicide detectives are seeking advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions and waiting on the outcome of a post mortem autopsy results as they investigate the death.

Security vision from the area is being reviewed but it is understood there was no argument or altercation between the two men before the alleged incident.

The 26-year-old is expected to face court next month.

The West Australian

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