Man dies af­ter as­sault

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

A MAN who was al­legedly punched in the head out­side his South Perth flat last Wed­nes­day has died in hospi­tal.

Steven Richards died four days af­ter he was found with se­ri­ous in­juries near the in­ter­sec­tion of Hurling­ham Road and Mill Point Road.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospi­tal and placed on life sup­port but died on Sun­day.

Po­lice be­lieve the 45year-old’s head was punched out­side the block of flats in which he lived about noon on Wed­nes­day.

A 24-year-old man ar­rested over the in­ci­dent is also a South Perth res­i­dent.

Af­ter a two-day po­lice search, Aaron Lee Rebbeck was ar­rested in Gos­nells late Fri­day night.

He made an ini­tial court ap­pear­ance on Satur­day morn­ing, charged with griev­ous bod­ily harm, and was re­manded in cus­tody to face court again on Wed­nes­day, No­vem­ber 21.

ARSON Squad de­tec­tives have re­leased pic­tures of a man they wish to speak to in re­la­tion to a fire at As­cot Wa­ters Ma­rina in midOc­to­ber.

The de­lib­er­ately-lit fire caused $100,000 dam­age to a boat moored at the ma­rina, nearby boats and the struc­ture.

Arson Squad de­tec­tives ini­tially be­lieved the cause of the fire was an elec­tri­cal fault while the boat’s owner was over­seas at the time.

Po­lice would like to speak to the man pic­tured who they be­lieve can as­sist with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Any­one who saw any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, per­sons or ve­hi­cles in the area around the time of the fire is asked to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or re­port on­line.

Re­wards of up to $50,000 are avail­able for in­for­ma­tion that leads to the ap­pre­hen­sion and sub­se­quent con­vic­tion of an ar­son­ist.

Po­lice want to speak to the man pic­tured above in re­la­tion to a fire at As­cot Wa­ters Ma­rina. Top: The dam­aged boat.

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