Man arrested over alleged pearl diver assault

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
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Camera IconWA police Credit: Kalgoorlie Miner

A 34 year-old South Australian man has been charged with aggravated assault, after allegedly dropping a rubbish bin on former Broome pearl diver, Akira Masuda.

Broome Police arrested the man at Broome International Airport on Wednesday after a public campaign to find him earlier this month.

The investigation was widespread in the community with Police releasing CCTV footage after 83 year-old Masuda suffered a head injury inside the toilets of a Broome Hotel on September 19.

The man has been bailed to appear at Broome Magistrates Court.

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