Man dies af­ter as­sault

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - 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.

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