An 11-year-old boy has been charged over the bashing of a 69-year-old man in Perth, with police working to identify two other people they say can assist the investigation.
The victim was spat on and punched to the ground outside his home on Ashburton St in Bentley, in the city’s south, about 6pm on Monday, WA Police allege.
“All three males then punched and kicked the man multiple times before leaving the scene,” authorities said.
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The alleged victim suffered multiple injuries, including cuts to his face, and was taken to hospital for treatment.
The attack allegedly followed an argument between the group and the man after he spotted the trio throwing rocks at a neighbour’s house.
A 69-year-old man was allegedly bashed after confronting a group outside his Bentley home. Credit: WA Police
On Thursday, Cannington Detectives charged a Bentley child, 11, with acts or omissions causing bodily harm or danger.
He is due to appear in Armadale Children’s Court on Friday.
Detectives are working to track down to other males they believe can assist their investigation.
Premier Roger Cook said he had seen a video of the alleged assault, and it was “disgusting”.
“It’s sickening, absolutely sickening,” he said on Thursday.
“If he’s guilty of those particular crimes, I hope they throw the book at him.”
– With AAP