A CITY Beach man has described how a quiet family dinner at a local pub turned into a fight zone on Sunday night , with one man taken away on a stretcher by paramedics.
Radio 6PR journalist Michael Stamp (24) was dining with his mother and sister at the Boulevard Hotel in Floreat about 7.30pm when two men in their 30s started fighting each other.
“My sister said to me, “Michael, Michael, watch out!” and I looked behind me and they were coming towards our table,” Mr Stamp said.
“I put my arm up and they actually ran into me, so I moved out the way and then they spilt on to our table and were just going at it with their hands around each other’s necks.”
Mr Stamp said his mum was caught up in the ordeal.
“Mum was pinned between the table and the wall for a while before the fight was broken up by other diners and venue management,” he said.
“She had a sore back and stomach afterwards.”
One of the men fled the scene straight after, while the other man was too injured to move.
“He was just lying on the floor for about 20 minutes,” Mr Stamp said.
“He was holding his head and neck; he wasn’t moving.”
Paramedics arrived and took the man away on a stretcher before loading him into an ambulance.
The Boulevard Hotel declined to comment on the incident.A police spokeswoman said police were investigating an altercation between an unknown man and a 43-year-old man.
“The victim was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for treatment to a cut to his knee and some facial bruising and swelling,” she said.
Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.