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A 24-year-old Perth man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to run down a Leda man with a car in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Det-Sen. Sgt Steve Crowley said the man had allegedly driven to a home on Riley Place in Leda and twice tried unsuccessfully to run down a male occupant of the house.

The man then allegedly crashed the car into the front of the home, smashing a hole in a brick wall and breaking a window.

Det-Sen. Sgt Crowley said the man had then allegedly got out of the car armed with a knife and tried to attack the other man, who fled inside the home.

He had then allegedly repeatedly tried to force his way into the house. The man was arrested by police and treated at Fremantle Hospital for minor injuries.

He was charged with attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, criminal damage, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated burglary.

He had a bedside hearing at the hospital yesterday and will reappear in Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

The occupant of the home was not injured.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said he had been asleep about 4am when he was woken by a loud bang. He went outside to find a car crashed into his neighbour’s home and heard “yelling and screaming”.

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