Two males charged after allegedly assaulting older victim and breaking his jaw on York Street in Albany

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The 46-year-old victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Camera IconThe 46-year-old victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Two males have been charged with grievous bodily harm after allegedly assaulting a man and breaking his jaw on York Street in Albany on February 18.

Albany detectives revealed on Friday that they had charged a 18-year-old man and 17-year-old boy in relation to a serious assault on the city’s main street.

Police allege about 10.15pm, the two accused were walking along York Street when they approached the victim and assaulted him.

The 46-year-old victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, including a broken jaw.

An 18-year-old man from Mt Melville was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and is set to appear in Albany Magistrates Court on April 4.

A 17-year-old boy from Spencer Park was also charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and is next due in Albany Children’s Court on April 1.

Albany detectives said inquiries into the incident were ongoing and were calling on information from the community.

It is believed bystanders came to the aid of the victim and detectives wish to speak to those individuals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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