Atwell man dies after East Fremantle incident, Joondanna man to appear in court

Charles McCarthy with his wife and two young children. Picture: Facebook
Charles McCarthy with his wife and two young children. Picture: Facebook

A 32-year-old man injured during an incident in East Fremantle in the early hours of Saturday, December 23 has died.

Charles John McCarthy was walking south along a footpath on Riverside Road with two other people when they spoke to two men fishing in the area before an altercation occurred.

During the incident Mr McCarthy, from Atwell, was allegedly struck to the head with an object and fell to the ground.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition but passed away.

Mr McCarthy, originally from Aghada in East Cork, Ireland worked as a cable layer at Complete Cabling and Construction in Perth, according to his Facebook page.

His cousin Lorna Stinson posted a tribute to Mr McCarthy on social media, saying he would be missed.

“A beautiful smile for a beautiful person. My heart goes out to all our family who have been robbed of a son, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and father to two beautiful children,” she said.

Aghada Parish wrote: “So sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie McCarthy of Upper Aghada, who lived in Perth with his young family. Let us keep his family in Perth and here at home in Aghada in our prayers.”

Andrew Doan (34) from Joondanna has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, but it is possible the charges may be upgraded.

He appeared in Perth Magistrates Court today and is due back in court on January 3.