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Hunt for men after blind woman bashed
A blind woman received extensive facial injuries in the attack. Picture: WA Police

Police are hunting a man with dreadlocks in relation to a brutal attack on a blind woman in her Ashfield home.

The 49-year-old woman was bashed by two men last Friday, leaving her with extensive facial injuries.

Police today called for witnesses and said they were looking for a man with dreadlock-style hair who could be of Aboriginal descent in relation to the attack.

The woman was watching the late news on television about 10.30pm on Friday night at her French Street home when a young woman knocked on her door, said she was hurt and asked to use her phone.

The victim said she would call an ambulance and only opened the door slightly but two men appeared and pushed their way into the house.

The men demanded medication and money and the woman reported hearing one of the offenders telling the other to search the house for jewellery.

One of the men grabbed the victim and rammed her head into a coffee table several times.

The woman was also punched in the head. The woman is legally blind and has very limited sight.

She suffered bruising to her arms, hips, buttocks and back, bleeding to the brain on the right side of her head and broken facial bones around her right eye.

She was taken to Swan Districts Hospital and later transferred to Royal Perth Hospital where she is receiving treatment for facial injuries.

The offenders fled with cash and medication.

Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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