An 18-year-old man to face court today after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old boy with a metal object

POLICE have charged an 18-year-old man in relation to the alleged assault of a 15-year-old boy in Yokine on Saturday.

It is alleged the man assaulted the boy with a metal object causing the victim critical injuries.

The man was charged with unlawful act with intent to harm and is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.