Fighting for life: An 84-year-old man suffers critical injuries after being brutally assaulted outside his own home.
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The elderly man was attacked on Sunday evening, outside his home in Cannington, Perth, Australia, Daily MailÂ reports.
At about 7 pm on Sunday, August 16, the 84-year-old man heard a disturbance happening outside his Henry Street East property. He went outside his home to check what was going on when he was brutally assaulted. The monstrous attack left the man with a broken nose, black eye, numerous deep cuts and covered in blood.
According to acting Detective Sergeant Alexandra Hill, the attackers used a weapon in theÂ âcowardly, disgusting and appalling actâ. Det Sgt HillÂ toldÂ Perth Now:
âThis is an 84-year-old man whoâs lived in this suburb for 40 years âŚ and heâs been brutally assaulted in his front yard. They are horrific, horrific injuries that this man has sustained to his face.â
After being found by police, the victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital. There, he is awaiting surgery in intensive care while being in critical condition.
There appeared to be no motive behind the nearly fatal act.
Officers have identified two white men aged between 25 and 35 as people of interest regarding the distressing incident.
In addition, the assaulted manâs personal vehicle, which was left with a smashed window and bloodstains, is also being used in the ongoing investigation.
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