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Woman is brutally bashed and left with facial injuries after a mystery intruder broke into her house

Woman is brutally bashed and left with shocking facial injuries after a mystery intruder broke into her home

  • A woman was bashed in her own home in shocking aggravated burglary in Perth 
  • Detectives have released CCTV of a man they say can assist with their inquiries 
  • The woman, in her 30s, has been discharged from hospital but left traumatised 

A young woman has been left with shocking injuries after she was viciously bashed when an intruder broke into her home.

About 9am on Tuesday, the woman in her 30s was at home when the person, believed to have been with a group, broke through the locked front door of her property in Atwell in Perth’s south and assaulted her.

CCTV has been released by detectives of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries. He is described as being 187cm tall and of a medium build, with olive skin, dark hair and a moustache.

Several items were stolen in the aggravated burglary and the woman was left with cuts, bruises and multiple facial fractures. 

The woman's injuries

Police want to speak to a man caught on CCTV (left) after an aggravated home burglary left a woman with shocking facial injuries (right) 

Detective first class constable Alastair McDonald said the woman was understandably traumatised after the unprovoked attack in her own home.

He said it was ‘extremely essential’ the person responsible for the attack is found. 

‘An incident of this magnitude – breaking in and assaulting someone – is incredibly severe, incredibly serious. We are working day and night to locate this person, or anyone else involved.’

The woman was treated in hospital and has since been discharged. 

‘She’s been traumatised by the ordeal but is recovering well. She’s doing the best she can.’ 

Fremantle police do not believe the intruder and the woman knew each other and they are asking for the public’s help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Detective first class constable Alastair McDonald (pictured) said it was 'extremely essential' the person responsible is found

Detective first class constable Alastair McDonald (pictured) said it was ‘extremely essential’ the person responsible is found 

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