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Cowardly attack at Cockburn station
'Cowardly' attack at Cockburn station

Police have lambasted the “cowards” behind an unprovoked three-on-one assault at a southern suburbs train station.

A 23-year-old man was punched, kicked and slashed with a beer bottle at Cockburn Central train station about 1am today before he staggered to a nearby service station for help.

Murdoch detectives said there was no apparent reason for the brutal onslaught and the thugs did not demand or take anything from the victim.

Det-Sen. Const. Jason Fuller said an increasing number of assaults of this nature meant people were reluctant to go out after dark and use public transport.

“It’s an extremely cowardly attack,” he said. “It’s a very serious assault and it’s very concerning that these people have decided to brandish a bottle and then assault this innocent person.”

The man suffered bruising and cuts to his arms from the glass bottle and was treated at Fremantle Hospital.

The offenders are described as dark skinned and were wearing dark coloured hooded jumpers.

Police are looking into whether CCTV footage is available.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.

The West Australian

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