Police still seeking witnesses to Padbury assault as victim remains in serious condition

Police still seeking witnesses to Padbury assault as victim remains in serious condition

POLICE continue to investigate the assault early on Sunday that has left a Padbury man fighting for life in hospital.

Ryan Ball (38) was trying to break up a fight outside his Vernon Place home when he was attacked, and he has taken to Royal Perth Hospital in critical condition.

His brother Leon Ball told radio station 6PR his brother was had severe bleeding on the brain, a fractured eye socket, a broken cheek bone and broken nose.

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Police believe a group of up to 15 gatecrashers attended a party Mr Ball was staging for the children of a friend, and began fighting outside the house.

It was reported that police believe Ryan Ball was headbutted by somebody before he fell to the ground.

Meanwhile, police have charged a 17-year-old male who left the party about 1.30am in relation to the robbery of two people in Padbury.

The male left the gathering with a group of people and as he walked along Hepburn Avenue in Hillarys he saw two people from the party.

It will be alleged he assaulted the two males aged 16 and 17, before stealing some of their personal property.

A 17-year-old male from Currambine has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and is due to appear before the Perth Children’s Court today.