Man discharged after alleged hammer attack

Broome Advertiser
A man has faced court charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm.
Camera IconA man has faced court charged with aggravated grievous bodily harm. Credit: iStockphoto

A man who was allegedly attacked with a hammer in Broome on Friday night has been discharged from hospital.

Police said the 44-year old victim was speaking to a female resident outside a house in Cox Place around 8.15pm when a man allegedly came out and assaulted him with a hammer, leaving him unconscious and causing life-threatening head injuries.

The man was rushed to hospital. However, a WA Country Health Services spokeswoman said he has since been discharged.

Detectives charged 39-year-old Peter John Jamieson with aggravated grievous bodily harm. He appeared in Broome Magistrate’s Court on Saturday and was remanded to reappear on January 30.

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