City assault charge

A 17-YEAR-OLD youth has been charged with grievous bodily harm over an assault in Northbridge that left a 44-year-old man with a brain injury.

Police say the victim had been involved in a physical altercation with the youth around 5am on Sunday April 1 while walking through the Perth Cultural Centre, but his friends had convinced him to walk away.

He later returned to the centre with a female relative when the youth allegedly approached and struck him to the side of the head, causing him to fall back and hit his head on the ground.

The man had to be taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he underwent surgery for a brain injury. The youth appeared in court on Wednesday but wasn’t required to enter a plea.

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