Irish man hurt in Perth stabbing

An Irish man was stabbed in the Scarborough area of Perth on Sunday. Image: Google Maps

An Irish man was stabbed in the Scarborough area of Perth on Sunday. Image: Google Maps

Mon, Feb 11, 2013, 00:00

A 21-year-old man from Co Wexford is in a serious condition in hospital in Australia after receiving stab wounds during an incident in Perth yesterday.

The man, who has not been named, was stabbed on Helmsley Street in the Scarborough area of the city at about 2pm (6am Irish time).

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland is providing consular assistance to the family of the injured man, who is being treated in Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with intent to do grievous bodily harm in connection with the attack.

Investigators in the Western Australia Police force are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

They are particularly interested in speaking to a person who called the Police Assistance Centre who they believe may have recorded some of the events on their phone.