Two men arrested over the brutal bashing of elderly man, 84

Aug 21, 2020
The man is currently in intensive care. Source: WA Police.

Two men have been arrested over the brutal bashing of an 84-year-old man outside his Perth home on Sunday night. The man was attacked in the front yard 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 outside 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 on Wednesday showed the man covered in blood, which appears to have come from a nasty wound to his head. The man’s clothes were also drenched in his own blood.

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

On Thursday morning WA Police arrested two men after an “overwhelming response from the community” to the incident. Police arrested a 28-year-old Seville Grove man in Kelmscott and a 24-year-old Armadal man in Yanchep. Police executed search warrants at both men’s homes. The two men remain in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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 on Wednesday.

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