Pregnant Woman Dies After Alleged Concrete Block Attack

Perpetrator remanded in custody

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The pregnant woman* who was allegedly assaulted by a teenage boy in a shopping centre call park in Perth’s south has died in hospital.

The 30-year-old woman was allegedly hit in the head with a lump of concrete, believed to have been thrown by a 17-year-old-boy.

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It is alleged the woman was attacked on Tuesday night at the Waterford Plaza shopping centre in Karawara when she went into cardiac arrest following the attack.

She was taken to the intensive care unit at Royal Perth Hospital where she remained until passing in the early hours of this morning.

On Wednesday, the family spoke to the ABC where they said she was unlikely to survive her injuries, her brain “swollen too much”.

The alleged teenage boy behind the incident briefly attended Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday and was charged with grievous bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody.

*The woman has not been named for cultural reasons.

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1 December 2022

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