A man will face court charged with murder after a home invasion on the Central Coast earlier this week.
Just before 9pm on November 2, emergency services were called to Trigg Road at Chittaway Bay.
Police were told a man entered the home and seriously assaulted the occupant, a 70-year-old man, with a baseball bat, before running off.
The man was taken to Gosford Hospital in a critical condition, with head injuries.
Despite efforts to revive him, he died a short time later.
A 67-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl were also home at the time, but were not injured.
A crime scene was established and officers started an investigation with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.
At around midday on October 3, police searched a home on Lorraine Avenue, Berkeley Vale, and took a number of items.
While at the address, a 30-year-old man was seen allegedly running away.
He was arrested nearby, with police taking a baseball bat and jacket allegedly left by the man in a neighbouring garden.
The man was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with murder.
He was refused bail to appear in Wyong Local Court on November 4.