Man charged over alleged one-punch assault in North Perth

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POLICE have charged a man over an incident in North Perth that has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

Police allege that about 12.40am on Saturday,  the man approached a group of people in the Rosemount Hotel car park next to the bottle shop.

He allegedly walked over to a 37-year-old man who was not known to him and punched him in the face.

The victim fell backwards and struck his head on the bitumen.

He lost consciousness and was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital with serious head injuries.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The man also allegedly struck a 35-year-old man to the face who had walked over to help the first victim.

The second man received cuts and swelling to his mouth.

A 26-year-old man from Belmont has been charged with acts with intent to harm, does an act which endangers life.

He has also been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, damaging property by graffiti, possessing a prohibited drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is due to appear before in Perth Magistrates Court today.