Good Samaritan injured by violent homeless stranger he invited to stay

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DETECTIVES are investigating a serious assault south of Perth on Saturday, April 13.

A man was seriously wounded with a glass bottle by a stranger he invited into his Orelia home about 10pm.

The victim (a man in his 40’s) was walking home when he met a man he believed to be homeless somewhere near the intersection of Gilmore Avenue and Thomas Road.

The victim invited the man to stay the night and the two walked to the victim’s house.

Around 11.15pm, for no apparent reason according to the victim, the man hit him on the head with a bottle which broke.

They began struggling and the man used the broken bottle as a weapon against the victim.

The man was removed from the house and began throwing things, smashing several windows, before he left.

The man is described as light-skinned, between 35 to 45 years of age, about 170cm tall, with shaggy shoulder-length hair.

He was wearing a grey singlet/tank-top and dark coloured pants with a light-coloured stripe down the leg.

As a result of the assault, the victim received two large cuts to the back of his head, cuts and bruising to his face, and cuts to his arms and legs. He was treated at Rockingham Hospital.

Anyone with information, or who knows the identity of the man, or has dash-cam or CCTV footage from 10pm on Saturday, April 13 is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.