A student has been assaulted near the Stirling Train Station on the weekend.
At about 3.45pm on Saturday the 16-year-old was was walking along the freeway pathway near Hertha Road when he was assaulted by three men armed with an unknown metal object.
He received serious head injuries, including several fractures to the skull.
The student is still recovering from his injuries at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
He was wearing a light blue/grey top, dark jeans, white Nike sneakers and was carrying a black backpack at the time.
Anyone who witnessed the assault can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.