Crime and Court

Charges laid after men injured in Pinjarra brawl involving weapons

Three people are in custody after a wild brawl involving weapons saw two men seriously injured in Pinjarra. 

Mandurah Detectives have charged two men and have a third in custody after the incident saw at least three people rushed to hospital on April 19.

Investigators said a group of men approached a property on McKay Street about 5:35pm.

The group allegedly targeted a car and smashed it’s windows before getting into a fight at the address. 

Detectives allege several weapons were involved in the altercation including a suspected homemade firearm, a pole, and a hammer. 

The incident saw two men, understood to be brothers, rushed to Peel Health Campus before they were taken to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries. 

One of the men, 23, sustained a laceration to his arm which required more than 15 stitches. 

The other man, believed to be his 26-year-old sibling, sustained head injuries including a fractured face. 

Its understood a third man was also taken to Peel Health Campus with minor injuries. 

McKay Street was cordoned off for several hours as forensic police and detectives combed the scene for evidence. 

Two men, an 18-year-old from Pinjarra and a 23-year-old from Dwellingup have both been charged with one count of Intent to Harm With An Act Causing Grievous Bodily Harm. 

A third man was also in custody as of Thursday afternoon. 

Mandurah Detectives said the investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected to be laid. 

The two men are due to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court at a later date. 

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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