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Men face court after Bull Creek train assault

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph

Two men from Rockingham and Wellard will face court after assaulting a Public Transit Authority officer on Sunday and leaving him unconscious, police say.

About 3.25pm yesterday the men were travelling south on the Mandurah train line from the city, with police alleging the pair were intoxicated, loud and abusive.

PTA officers asked the men to exit the train at Bull Creek Station, where an altercation allegedly occurred.

A PTA officer was conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital after being knocked unconscious, with one of the passengers kicking him to the head, police claim.

A 20-year-old Rockingham man is due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court today. He faces two counts of acts or omission likely to endanger life and one account of assaulting a public officer.

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A 25-year-old Wellard man is due to appear in the same court on March 6. He has been charged with one count of obstructing a public officer, one count of assaulting a public officer, escaping lawful custody and possessing heroin.

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