Mandurah Detectives charge man over serious assault with gun

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

Mandurah Detectives have laid charges after a man was hit in the face with a gun on Thursday, receiving a fractured eye socket and serious facial injuries.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with aggravated armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm and gaining a benefit by fraud.

WA Police allege a 28-year-old male victim was sitting in his vehicle, parked at the corner of St Pierre Loop and Newbridge Street, between 2am and 2.30am, before being approached by a group of people. 

The group had arrived in a car. 

One of the men from the group entered the victim's vehicle and allegedly threatened the victim with a firearm, before striking him with the firearm, to the face.

The victim received serious facial injuries including a fractured eye socket and an injury to his nose.

The offender stole several items from the victim and exited the vehicle. He was last seen driving off with the group he had arrived with.

Gosnells Police attended a residence in Sherlock Close, Gosnells to execute a search warrant and located a vehicle of interest to the Meadow Springs incident parked outside, with a man sitting inside it.

The man was arrested and a search of the vehicle was conducted. It will be alleged items of interest to the investigation into the Meadow Springs incident were located.

The arrested man was taken to Royal Perth Hospital after it was identified he had a pre-existing injury which was consistent with a gunshot wound.

The wound is not related to this incident and appeared to be several weeks old.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

The investigation into the other people involved is ongoing.