Teenager charged over Guildford assault, police officer injured

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A TEENAGER will face court today in relation a serious assault in Guildford and an incident that led for back injury for a police officer in Morley.

Midland Detectives have charged an 18-year-old man of no fixed address in relation to serious assault and evading police incidents in Guildford on April 24.

Senior Constable Mick Slaughter said police would alleged that between 6.15pm and 6.35pm, the man went to an address on Market Street in a stolen vehicle and had an edged weapon with him.

“The man confronted a 21-year-old woman (both known to each other) and an argument began,” Const Slaughter said.

“It will be further alleged the man assaulted the woman to the head.

“She suffered a serious injury and was taken to St John of God Midland Public Hospital.

“The man fled from the scene in a stolen silver Audi Quattro sedan.”

Const Slaughter said police allegedly saw the man driving the car on Lord Street, Bassendean, and activated their lights and sirens to stop the car.

“It will be alleged the vehicle accelerated away and travelled along various streets in the suburbs of Bassendean and Morley,” he said.

“It will be further alleged the man drove the Audi at the police vehicle in a cul-de-sac in Morley and collided with the driver’s side door – both vehicles were damaged.

“The police officer suffered a back injury and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.

“The man drove the damaged Audi over bollards in an attempt to flee the scene, however the vehicle was un-driveable.

“The man was arrested by police after a short foot chase.”

The car was allegedly stolen from Salter Point yesterday morning.

Detectives charged the man with committing an unlawful act with intent to harm, reckless driving, assault with intent to prevent arrest, stealing a car, not being authorised to drive and failing to stop for police.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today.