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CHARGES UPGRADED | Cairns Man Dies After Being Hit Outside Bar

A Cairns man has lost his fight for life after he was hit outside a local bar a few days ago.  

Brett Thomson passed away on Tuesday, after being hit on Pier Road on Friday night.  

The 32-year-old was placed on life support at Cairns Base Hospital with serious head injuries, and up until Tuesday morning, had remained in a critical condition.

His accused attacker, a 20-year-old Trinity Beach man, was granted bail on Monday and will reappear in court on August 28.  

He was previously charged with grievous bodily harm and is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday where the charges will be upgrade to unlawful striking causing death.