Two Men Arrested After Elderly Australian Man Nearly Bashed To Death At Home
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Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal and savage bashing of an elderly Australian man.
Western Australia Police say Emiliano Lombardi went to check on a disturbance outside his East Cannington property, in Perth's southern suburbs, last Sunday night (August 16) when he was attacked.
The 84-year-old suffered 'horrific' and serious head and facial injuries and was quickly taken to to Royal Perth Hospital, where he continues to fight for his life.
WA Police have revealed two men aged in their 20s have been taken into custody pending further investigation.
Cannington Police Acting Detective Sergeant Alexandra Hill said: "This is a large step forward for us in the investigation.
"What has led us to identify these particular males has been a lot of CCTV that we have recovered from the addresses... on top of the amount of victims and witnesses wanting to help and wanting to give information.
"We were not tipped off to who they were. This was good old-fashioned investigation, piecing together what we have."
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Police arrested a 28-year-old man in Kelmscott and a 24-year-old man in Yanchep. Search warrants have been conducted on both their homes.
Police have been told there were several disturbances on Derisleigh Street, Henry Street, Burge Way, Railway Parade and Central Terrace in the hour either side of the 84-year-old's attack.
They believe a weapon was used in the attack and a bloodied side window has been handed in by the neighbours to help them in their enquiries. Police also say Mr Lombardi's car window was smashed.
Acting Detective Sergeant Hill said his family have been told about the attack and are understandably 'very shaken up'.
She added that at the moment there has been no motive for the attack.
"It seems that there is no purpose," she said. "This is an 84-year-old man who's lived in this suburb for 40 years... and been brutally assaulted in his front yard.
"They are horrific, horrific injuries that this man has sustained to his face. People should be able to feel safe in their own homes."
Featured Image Credit: Western Australia Police
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