Police investigate serious assault at Northam

Northam Detectives have charged a man in relation to a serious assault in Northam yesterday evening, Saturday 22 February 2020.

About 7:00pm a 75-year-old man located a person removing a broken scooter from the garage of his Newcastle Street residence, and challenged him. It will be alleged the offender punched the victim and stomped on his head, causing the victim to lose consciousness.

It will be further alleged the offender dragged the victim into the garden and continued to punch him until a neighbour intervened.

The victim received serious facial injuries and was taken by St John Ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital.

It will be further alleged the offender stole the victim’s Mazda 2 vehicle and crashed it on Kennedy Street, hitting a sign post and another vehicle, at which time he was detained by members of the public until police arrived and arrested him.

During the man’s arrest police deployed OC Spray.

A 29-year-old man from Northam has been charged with ‘Unlawful act or omission with intent to harm (endangering life, health or safety of any person)’.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court (Northbridge sitting) today, Sunday 23 February 2020.

The investigation into other aspects of the incident is ongoing and further charges are expected to be laid.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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