A 69-year-old man has died in hospital following an alleged assault in Wheatsheaf yesterday.
The incident occurred at a property on Wallaby Road, Wheatsheaf about 10.25am on Tuesday 14, March.
It is alleged there was an altercation which resulted in which the victim being set alight.
He was airlifted to hospital where he died late last night.
A 63-year-old Wheatsheaf man was arrested at the scene and interviewed by police.
He has been charged by Arson and Explosives Squad detectives with attempted murder, however it is expected this charge will be upgraded to murder this morning following the overnight death of the 69-year-old man.
The 63-year-old man will face Ballarat Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Reviewed 14 March 2023