Elderly man, 84, in ICU after being brutally attacked in front yard

Aug 19, 2020
The man is currently in intensive care. Source: WA Police.

A series of gruesome photos have been released by Western Australia Police, showing the horrific injuries sustained by an elderly man in Perth this week. The 84-year-old was attacked outside of his home after going outside to investigate a disturbance.

The man, who had lived in the WA suburb of East Cannington for 40 years, was assaulted in the front yard of his Henry Street property at around 7pm on Sunday, August 16.

Police located the man, who has not publicly identified, with serious head and facial injuries outside his home and he was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in ICU pending surgery.

Two shocking photographs shared online by WA Police show the man covered in blood, which appears to have come from a nasty wound to his head. The man’s clothes are also drenched in his own blood.

The 84-year-old was viciously attacked in his front yard. Source: WA Police.

WA Police believe the attack was not targeted and that the assault may be linked to a series of other recent incidents in the suburb, including trespass offences and additional assaults.

“A series of disturbance and damage complaints were reported to police as occurring between 6pm and 8.00pm on Derisleigh Street, Henry Street, Burge Way, Railway Parade and Central Terrace,” a force spokesperson said.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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