Leederville assault: man (26) in intensive care after one-punch attack


CCTV footage shows the man pictured on the far left was involved in a one-punch attack in Leederville.
CCTV footage shows the man pictured on the far left was involved in a one-punch attack in Leederville.

A 26-YEAR-OLD Beldon man is in Royal Perth Hospital with a fractured skull and jaw after a one-punch attack in Leederville early on Wednesday morning.

The man was outside Hip-E nightclub at 1.18am on April 6 with another man when they were approached by an unknown man in his early twenties.

CCTV footage shows the three men talking for a few minutes before the attacker turned to face away and punched the victim in the head, causing him to fall backwards on to the road and crack his skull.

The attacker walked away and the Beldon man was on the ground unconscious for some time until he was taken to hospital.

Police said today the victim was in intensive care with bleeding on his brain.

Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Cox said it appeared to be an unprovoked attack on a defenceless male.

“With all the publicity we’ve had on one punch attacks, people don’t seem to realise the danger associated with it,” Sgt Cox said.

The attacker, who had a tribal tattoo on his neck, wore a black T-shirt with short, white sleeves and a white breast pocket, long dark pants and black shoes with white tread.

Perth Detectives would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the attack.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.