80-year-old woman left with broken arm after Northbridge assault, accused attacker refused bail

80-year-old woman left with broken arm after Northbridge assault, accused attacker refused bail

AN 80-year-old woman weighing only 54kg had to have metal plates put in her broken arm after an alleged attack by man at a Northbridge restaurant last Wednesday.

About 9.40pm that night, the elderly woman, a long-term friend of the restaurant’s owners, was talking with European tourists at an outside table at Sorrento Restaurant, James Street.

Sgt Davis said another woman known to the attacker approached the table and starting patting the tourists, before she left after being asked by the 80-year-old.

However, it will be alleged the man then attacked the older woman and pushed all the glasses and tableware from the table to the ground.

“She asked a man to please go, and the alleged pushed her to the centre of her chest with one strike, causing her to fall to the ground on her left side, instantly breaking her left arm and causing pain,” Senior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

 

He ran off being chased by the tourists.

“As a result of being pushed to the ground the victim sustained a broken left arm in two places, at the wrist and elbow,” Sgt Davis said.

It will also be alleged a window was broken and a bottle of gin worth $45 was stolen from Pica Bar in the Perth Cultural Centre about 12.35am on October 25.

Sgt Davis said a forensic examination of the bar linked fingerprints alleged to be from a Bassendean man (21).

He was charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm for the attack on the 80-year-old, and burglary and stealing for the Pica Bar theft.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court at a later date.

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