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Forensics probe bloodstained Elizabeth Street

Man charged after Elizabeth Street assault

Detectives have charged a man after a violent assault in Mandurah overnight.

About 12.50am, police and St John Ambulance responded to a call for assistance from a person at an Elizabeth Street unit.

Emergency services arrived at the address and found a man in, his 50’s, with serious head injuries. 

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He was taken to Peel Health Campus for urgent medical treatment. 

Police then arrested a man, in his 40s, and took him to hospital with cuts to his feet. 

Witnesses told Skeer Media a loud disturbance and banging could be heard on the street for a length of time before police arrived. 

One man said that he heard a commotion about 11.30pmthat went on for quite some time. 

By 1am, he said police torches could be seen everywhere. 

Another resident said her sister had messaged and told her not to come home until police were present. 

About 1.40am, the woman arrived home to a cordoned-off street and an active crime scene.

The street was left bloodstained as a police forensics team attended to gather evidence today.  

Police will allege the pair are known to each other.

As a result, the 43-year-old was charged with;

  • Doing an act intended to cause grievous bodily harm, resulting in unlawful wounding.

He faced the Mandurah Magistrates Court today and was refused bail.

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