Man charged over Exmouth NYE assault

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Exmouth police have arrested a man over a serious New Year’s Eve assault in the town.
Camera IconExmouth police have arrested a man over a serious New Year’s Eve assault in the town. Credit: The West Australian, Simon Santi

Police have arrested a Perth man for a serious New Year’s Eve assault in Exmouth that left another man with a suspected broken jaw.

The 29-year-old was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for allegedly punching a man in the face several times in the carpark of the Potshot Hotel about 1am.

The victim, who police believe was involved in a verbal altercation with another person when he was allegedly hit, is believed to have a broken jaw and had to be flown to Perth for surgery.

The accused was due to appear in Exmouth Magistrate’s Court last week.

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