The youngest son of Rose Tattoo singer Angry Anderson has died following an alleged bashing attack on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Liam Anderson, 26, died en route to hospital on Sunday morning, following the alleged assault in a park in Queenscliff, north of Manly.
His alleged attacker is believed to have been a friend.
Police say emergency services were called to the corner of Pavilion Street and Bridge Road just after 6am following reports of an assault.
They arrived at the scene to find the victim still being attacked and unconscious with serious head injuries.
Police say the alleged attacker’s arrest was difficult, with officers using capsicum spray and “significant force” to arrest him.
Detective Inspector Michael Boutouridis told media they arrived to “quite a bloody scene” and the two people involved knew each other.
“The man we have in custody was violent and it took a number of police officers to subdue and arrest him,” he said.
Police are investigating the possibility that Anderson’s alleged attacker may have been influenced by drugs and/or alcohol.
“I’m confident at this stage that this is not a random attack,” Inspector Boutouridis said.
“I don’t know the circumstances that led to them being at the reserve this morning, that’s why I’m appealing to the community to assist us with those inquiries.”
Anderson’s alleged attacker, believed to be a 20-year-old apprentice plumber, was taken to Manly police station for questioning. He is expected to be charged on Monday.
His father, Gary “Angry” Anderson, was in Western Australia touring on the weekend and has since flown home.
His management released a statement asking people to respect the family’s privacy.