Police seek public help over Kelmscott assault

Police have asked for the public’s help to find out what happened to a man who woke up at the bottom of a Kelmscott well two weeks ago.


The well in Kelmscott. Photo: Trisha Tsuei.

The 19-year-old victim was not found to be intoxicated and police suspect he was assaulted by an unknown assailant when he stopped at an abandoned church on his walk from Kelmscott to Gosnells late on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13.

Det-Sen. Const. Tom Grieve from Mandurah Detectives said the man awoke to find he was at the bottom of a 5m well.

He was trapped for about two hours before another man heard his calls for help about 10pm.

“The victim told me that at one point while he was at the bottom of the well he didn’t think anyone was coming to get him, he thought his days were over and that he would be in there for good,” Det.-Sen. Const. Grieve said.

The rescuer helped the victim to Kelmscott Railway Station and station staff called an ambulance and alerted the police.

“He’s very traumatised by what’s happened as is his family they want to get to the bottom of it as to why he ended up in the well unconscious,” Det.-Sen. Const. Grieve said.


The man sought by police. Photo: Supplied.

The victim suffered from multiple head injuries, fractured ribs and other body injuries.

Detectives want to speak to the man in the picture (right), who is believed to have more information about the incident.

“We believe the man to be caucasian around about six foot tall and he’s of skinny to slim build. . . he’s got a tear drop tattoo just under his left eye.”

Anyone who recognises this man or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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