Police seek public help over violent Bulgarra bashing

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Police are investigating a bashing in Bulgarra’s Richardson Way on Monday, May 21.
Camera IconPolice are investigating a bashing in Bulgarra’s Richardson Way on Monday, May 21. Credit: The West Australian, Simon Santi

Detectives are calling for public assistance with their investigation into a violent late night assault in a Bulgarra residential street last month.

A 30-year-old man was injured after he was accosted by two men on Richardson Way in Bulgarra about 12.50am on Monday, May 21.

He was assaulted with a hammer before the perpetrators fled the scene with two or three other men.

Some members of the group left the area in a recent model black SUV and others fled on foot.

The men who allegedly committed the assault are understood to be locals and have both been described as aged in their 20s, tall and of slim build, with dark skin and dark hair.

One has also been described as having a wispy goatee beard.

The victim sustained wrist injuries and chipped teeth in the assault and had to be flown to a hospital in Perth for treatment.

West Pilbara Detective-Sergeant Neil van der Plank said police were especially hoping to receive more information about the getaway vehicle.

“We’ve canvassed the area and we’re wanting to speak to anyone who might have seen a dark-coloured SUV vehicle driving around at that time of night,” he said.

“There might have been workers or cleaners around who might have seen something.

“It could be anything, even as small as a car at a service station filling up.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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