At around 1:50am on Saturday 16 October 2021, the victim and his friend were walking on James Street in Northbridge after drinking at licensed premises’ nearby. The victim accidentally bumped into a man walking down the street and apologised immediately. As the victim and his friend continued walking, the man punched the victim in the back of the head. The victim lost consciousness and the man left the scene with a group of friends including a female.

The victim was conveyed to hospital in an ambulance and suffered a fractured jaw bone and concussion as a result of the assault.

Police have released CCTV images of a man and his female friend who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as: tanned skin, solid build, between 20-30 years of age with shaved brown hair, a goatee and moustache. He was wearing a black button up shirt, black pants and black shoes and had tattoos on both arms.

The female is described as: slim build, between 20 to 30 years of age with long straight dark brown hair. She was wearing a long sleeved top with black pants.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or the man’s female friend or any details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 10380.

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