Man arrested after alleged fatal scooter assault in Raymond Terrace

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A man has been arrested after another man died, after he was allegedly assaulted with a Razor scooter in the NSW Hunter Region.

Emergency services were called to an address in Cambridge Ave in Raymond Terrace about 2am on Tuesday, following reports of an altercation between two men.

One man, 38, had suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene.

Detectives have established Strike Force Lenehan to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries, Detective Superintendent Wayne Humphrey told reporters.

He said both men were allegedly armed during the altercation – the 38-year-old allegedly with an axe and the 29-year-old with a Razor scooter.

No charges have been laid yet.

Superintendent Humphrey said both men were known to each other but only “casually”.

“They live nearby but as far as I’m aware at this stage … they weren’t well-known to each other,” he said.

Early police investigations indicate the 38-year-old was allegedly involved in an altercation or melee and the 29-year-old emerged from his home and objected to the “noise”, Superintendent Humphrey said.

Both were known to police, he confirmed.

Detective Humphrey urged anyone with information or dashcam vision to contact police or contact Crime Stoppers.