POLICE are investigating two more serious assaults in the Fremantle CBD this week, while the Herald has been told of a third which went unreported.
Early Sunday morning a 35-year-old man was talking to people outside Hungry Jacks on South Terrace when a man hit him from behind. The victim fell and hit his head, causing him to black out and receive serious facial injuries.
His assailant, described as about 25 years old, fair skinned, with a medium build and short brown hair, fled on foot.
On Thursday around 4am, a 40-year-old man was walking through Paddy Troy Mall when he and an unknown man started fighting. Others joined the fray and he was left with facial injuries that needed hospital treatment.
Police say there were numerous people in the area and they wanted to speak to anyone there between 3.30 and 5am.
Tom Bushby, who runs a piercing shop just off the mall, called the Herald recently to complain his shop had again been targeted by gangs of youths who had were hanging around the CBD.
The Herald also heard of another assault outside Hungry Jacks in the early hours of Thursday morning which left a White Gum Valley woman with a smashed front tooth and other abrasions.
She told the Chook’s eyes on the street the unknown woman who attacked her appeared to have been high on drugs.
Our source said he’d also been sitting outside Gino’s late last week when an agitated man threatened him and four other customers. When a council security patrol turned up, the man hot-footed it.
The Paddy Troy Mall assault left trader Andy Molloy fuming.
“Freo and its ‘personality’ is becoming toxic,” Mr Molloy posted on Facebook page Freo Massive.
by STEVE GRANT