Around 1.30am on Saturday 20 March 2021 a man climbed over a fence into the car park of a backpackers on Murray Street in Perth.

The man was approached by residents of the backpackers. While in conversation with the residents, the man struck a male resident to the face with a metal object. The man was chased by other residents and exited the car park by climbing back over the fence.

The victim received treatment at hospital for bruising and a small cut to his cheek.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as: slim build, with short black hair and olive skinned. He was wearing a blue long sleeved top, black long trousers and black sneakers.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.   Please quote Reference Number 10042

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