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A Perth father is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who helps police catch the man who brutally assaulted his autistic son in December.

Andrew Thompson’s 21-year-old son was walking through the carpark at Kingsway City Shopping Centre in Madeley when he was punched in the face by a man just before 7am on December 28.

The attack left him needing ongoing surgery to repair a severely cut lip and missing teeth.

Mr Thompson said since the unprovoked assault his son had deferred his studies and hardly left the house.

“This has really changed him from being a confident, outgoing member of society to being very, very afraid,” he said.

“He hasn’t been able to leave the house without either me or his mother at his side.”

The man who punched him left in a stolen white Ford Territory, which was being driven by a woman, with registration plates MBL 1349.

A police spokeswoman said the investigation into the attack was ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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