Northam teenager charged after string of Perth assaults

Photo: File Image.
Photo: File Image.

A Northam teenager is one of two boys charged in relation to a number of assaults in Perth on Friday night.

Perth Police will allege a man aged in his 20's was struck to the head with a glass bottle from behind, near the intersection of Murray and Barrack Streets around 10.30pm on August 23.

The victim was taken by St John Ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital where he was treated. He has since been released from hospital.

It will be further alleged that another assault took place near the intersection of Hay and William Street a short time later, where punches were thrown at a man aged in his 20's resulting in minor injuries.

Shortly after this, another male aged in his 20's was assaulted along Hay Street Mall. No injury was sustained.

Two boys were arrested by Perth Police shortly after.

A 15-year-old boy from Northam has been charged with two counts of common assault in circumstances of aggravation, carrying an article with intent to cause fear, possession of unlawfully obtained property and disorderly behaviour in a public place.

A 14-year-old boy from Swan View has been charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault in circumstances of aggravation, possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property and disorderly behaviour in a public place.

Both boys are due to appear in the Perth Children's Court on Saturday, August 24.

The investigation is continuing, anyone who witnessed these assaults are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.