– Charges will not be laid in the case of a grandad who collapsed and died in front of police as he told them he had been attacked.
Geoffrey Ashton, 78, collapsed in the foyer of Croydon police station.
He went into cardiac arrest and could not be revived, despite the efforts of police, fire officers and paramedics.
An injured Mr Ashton had gone to the station to report being attacked as he walked to a pre-Christmas mass at the Sacred Heart Church on Wicklow Avenue.
It is believed he had told off a father and son for parking in a disabled zone outside the church.
Two Croydon men, aged 57 and 24, were questioned and released without being charged.
The Homicide Squad interviewed numerous witnesses and compiled a brief of evidence, which was submitted to the Office of Public Prosecutions last year.
A Victoria Police statement said: “Police will not be proceeding with any charges in relation to this matter.”
That decision is believed to be partly due to the difficulty in proving the assault caused Mr Ashton’s death.
Mr Ashton has a history of heart problems.
But his family, which has declined to comment, is understood to believe the altercation has shortened his life.
The police brief of evidence has been referred to the coroner. Who will now try to unravel exactly what happened in Mr Ashton’s final hours in December 2011.
A spokesman said the matter had been listed on September 19th for a two-day inquest – Mark Buttler


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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