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Intoxication levels blamed for fight that left Irish brothers in Perth hospital

Police said the Irish men were intoxicated when they became involved in an altercation with three other men.

The men were leaving a nightclub on Oxford Street, Leederville when they were attacked.
The men were leaving a nightclub on Oxford Street, Leederville when they were attacked.
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Updated 20:14

POLICE IN PERTH, Australia have put an attack which left two Irish men in hospital down to high “intoxication levels of the people involved”.

The altercation happened at about 2.45am on Thursday 27 June, when two Irish brothers aged 28 and 31 left a nightclub on Oxford Street, Leederville in Perth.

Police said the men were intoxicated and became involved in an altercation with three other men.

As a result, the 28-year-old man received a broken foot and the 31-year-old received bruising and lacerations. They were both taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment. While, one of the men from the other group received a broken jaw and was also take to hospital for treatment.

A sister of the brothers told TheJournal.ie that “apparently, this has happened to other Irish” living in the area.

She added that one of her brothers “is traumatised as he thought his brother was dead” from the attack.

Western Australia Police disputed her claims and told TheJournal.ie that they not did believe that this was “a targeted attack” on Irish people and said “there is no information to indicate that assaults on Irish people are more common than any other nationality”.

“The common denominator for these incidents seems to be more the intoxication levels of the people involved,” the police spokesperson added.

First published at 14:30.

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