Bayswater woman charged for leading alleged vigilante attack

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A BAYSWATER woman has been hit with three further charges, including aggravated assault, after she allegedly led a group of kids on a vigilante rampage this month.

The woman and between six to eight kids allegedly assaulted two men on Langley Street, Bayswater on January 9, with the belief the first man they confronted was linked to a police investigation.

However, the group realised they confronted the wrong man and went on to allegedly attack the second man who was their real target.

Both men were taken to hospital and sustained injuries.

Bayswater Police initially charged the woman with disorderly conduct, but after further investigation, they have now added three more charges.

Officer-in-charge John Waghorn said she had been charged with aggravated assault causing grievous bodily harm, aggravated common assault and being armed in a way that might cause fear.

She is due to appear before Perth Magistrates Court on January 29.