A 91-year-old man was recently subjected to a violent and unprovoked attack in Wannanup, south of Perth. The incident, which occurred in a car park on Westview Parade, left the elderly man badly injured.
The attack took place on Friday afternoon when Alan White drove into the car park. He was followed by a motorcyclist who immediately began verbally assaulting him. As Mr. White tried to walk away from the aggressor, the man proceeded to kick his car and physically assault him.
According to Mr. White, the attacker was wearing a helmet and scarf, making it difficult to understand his words. However, the assailant seemed to be angered by a perceived act of cutting him off on the road.
The elderly man endured several punches to the face and was even kicked while he lay on the ground. Fortunately, members of the public rushed to his aid before he was eventually taken to the hospital.
Acting Inspector Steve Jones from the Mandurah District Office expressed his disgust at the incident, emphasizing that such behavior is unacceptable, especially towards vulnerable members of the community. Despite being subjected to a violent assault, the elderly man’s injuries were limited to soft tissue damage, which is considered remarkable given the severity of the attack.
Authorities are actively searching for the attacker and have released footage of the incident in hopes that witnesses will come forward with any information. Anyone who witnessed the assault or has knowledge of the incident is urged to contact the police immediately.
Such incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of community awareness and vigilance in ensuring the safety and security of all individuals, particularly the elderly.