Family of man in coma after Christmas Day assault call for answers

The family of a man in an induced coma after an assault in Mandurah on Christmas Day have appealed to the public for answers.

On December 25, the man was found laying unconscious in the northbound lane of Mandurah Road, between Pinjarra Road and Leslie Street. 

Detectives will allege the assault occurred between 6.40pm and 7.10pm. 

To find a loved one laying on the road face down on [Christmas] Day is nothing short of appalling and heart wrenching.

The man required medical treatment and was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance.

A family member of the man, Chris Tslamangos, took to social media to plead for information. 

He said the man had sustained a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain when he was “set upon by two groups”.

“No one deserves to be hurt like this and especially on [Christmas],” he wrote on a community crime Facebook page. 

“We believe on the day this mob violence situation stopped traffic and in today’s day and age with iphone cameras… we’re hoping someone somewhere has something that can lead to charges being laid. 

“To find a loved one laying on the road face down on [Christmas] Day is nothing short of appalling and heart wrenching.

We need answers desperately.

“We need answers desperately and WA police to pay attention. [We’re] desperately looking for good usable footage that has [registrations and faces].” 

Police are appealing to witnesses and anyone who may have been in the area at the time with vehicle dash-camera or mobile phone footage.

If you have any information that can assist, please contact Mandurah Detectives Office on 9531 8888 or Crime-Stoppers on 1800 333 000.