A WOODVALE father has this month been accused of beating his autistic son with a broom handle. Police charged the man (45) with four counts of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of common assault. Senior Sergeant Brad Burnett alleged the father struck the 10-year-old boy, who lives with his mother, on the back of his legs while he was visiting his home on February 9. It is further alleged he struck the boy’s bare feet. On another occasion, he allegedly hit his son in the right shin and forcefully clenched his face, causing swelling. Police charged the man on February 15. Sen-Sgt Burnett said the man was placed under strict protective conditions and the boy remained in his mother’s custody.
Troy Gamblen (Georgiou Group WA), Des Robertson (Hames Sharley), Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt, Dean van Niekerk (Hames Sharley) and Frank Dilizia (Georgiou Group WA) in the new carpark.