Bull Creek: PTA officer kicked in head after men asked to leave train

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TWO men travelling home from UFC221 at Perth Arena have been charged after a Public Transport Authority (PTA) officer was kicked in the head and lost consciousness yesterday.

A group of men were travelling south on the Mandurah train line, heading to the Wellard station from the city, about 3.25pm.

It is alleged the men were intoxicated and were loud and abusive.

PTA officers asked the men to curb their behaviour and requested they get off at the next station, which was the Bull Creek station.

It is further alleged an altercation took place at the Bull Creek station between the men and PTA officers, with one officer being kicked to the head, causing him to lose consciousness.

The PTA officer was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment.

A 20-year-old man from Rockingham will appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today charged with two counts of acts or omission likely to endanger the life, health or safety of any person and assault public pfficer.

A 25-year-old man from Wellard is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on March 6 charged with obstruct public officer, assault public officer, escape lawful custody and possessing a prohibited drug (heroin).

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