TWO MEN HAVE been charged over a violent attack on a 27-year-old Irishman in Perth in Australia.
The victim sustained serious facial injuries in the unprovoked attack in the early hours of Sunday.
The man had been smoking a cigarette outside the front of a friend’s house on Palmerston Street in Perth between 3am and 4am on Sunday morning when two men approached him and asked for a cigarette.
One of the men punched the victim in the face without warning, causing the 27-year-old to fall to the ground. The two men then began to systematically punch and kick the victim before stealing an undisclosed sum of money and a cigarette lighter.
Police in Perth have charged a 37-year-old man with aggravated stealing with violence and he will appear in court today, the Herald Sun reports. A 24-year-old man already appeared in court yesterday charged with the same offence.
The victim, who has asked to be identified only as Michael, is a welder from Cork who has been in Australia for the past 18 months.