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Spratt charged over burglary, assault
Kevin Spratt leaves Cannington police station. Picture: Steve Ferrier/The West Australian

UPDATE: Kevin Spratt will undergo a psychological assessment, with his lawyer this afternoon telling a Perth court that past weeks' trial into his unlawful tasering by police had taken a considerable toll.

Mr Spratt appeared subdued and said little as he appeared in the Perth Magistrate's Court this afternoon on 10 charges including assaulting a public officer and assault causing bodily harm.

The charges were laid after events overnight.

His lawyer, Mal Cooke, who is representing Mr Spratt regarding a compensation bid over the police tasering incident, today represented him in court and asked that the 44-year-old be remanded to the Frankland Centre at Graylands Hospital to undergo a psychological assessment.

Mr Cooke told the magistrate that the events of past weeks had taken a considerable toll on his client.

Outside court, Mr Cooke said he would not go into details about his client's condition other than to say he was "obviously not well" and that it was a good outcome for him to end up in care today.

A bail application, in light of the police refusal to grant his release, would be postponed until after the hospital assessment, the court was told.

Magistrate Felicity Zempilas said, after reading a court report conducted today regarding his mental state, that she would not read the charges to Mr Spratt and granted the request for an order for the seven-day assessment at the Frankland Centre.

Mr Spratt's case was adjourned to January 31, with the court informed he would appear in person unless treatment requirements meant he would have to appear via videolink.

Mr Spratt, the man tasered unlawfully by two police officers in the Perth Watch House, was arrested overnight in Brookdale.

Police said the charges related to incidents allegedly committed in Rockingham, Bentley and Cloverdale yesterday and early this morning.

He was initially held at Cannington police station before being taken to Royal Perth Hospital.

Police said a 44-year-old Warnbro man has been charged with four counts of assaulting a public officer, two counts of obstructing police and one count of assault occasioning bodily harm, stealing and aggravated burglary.

Police officers Aaron Grant Strahan and Troy Gregory Tomlin were this week found guilty in Perth Magistrate's Court of unlawfully tasering Mr Spratt in the Perth Watch House in 2008.

The men were each convicted of three counts of assault, fined more than $3000 each and given suspended jail terms.

They are yet to learn if they will keep their jobs.

Mr Spratt is seeking compensation from the State Government for his treatment.