Assault victim’s overwhelming support

Assault victim’s overwhelming support

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Charco’s co-owner Jeries Fashho. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

A local takeaway chicken shop has been overwhelmed with support after one of their own was seriously assaulted last week.

Charco’s co-owner Sam, 51, was punched and knocked to the ground outside the shop on Warton Road in Huntingdale at about 10pm on July 12.

Police said he received head injuries, including bleeding on the brain and a fractured jaw and was taken to Armadale Hospital for treatment.

At a media conference held on Friday Detective Senior Constable Mcadoo said police were looking for three dark-skinned males, approximately 177cm tall, each with a slim build.

He said one was wearing a grey hooded jumper, another with a black hooded jumper and the third was wearing a red hooded jumper.

The offenders left the scene on foot.

Charco’s co-owner Jeries Fashho said Sam was now at home recovering well after the ordeal.

“We would love to thank the community,” he said.

“We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the support.”

Regular customer Karen Efferille said she was shocked to hear what had happened to Sam.

“Sam is a beautiful big bear with the kindest heart and to hear that such low life has attacked him is heart wrenching because he did not deserve it,” she said.

“They are a beautiful family who are always friendly and welcoming.

“Their customers aren’t just people that walk in the door and hand over money … they treat every person as a friend and always have time for a conversation.”

Ms Efferille said the day after the assault the shop was filled with customers and a group of local men were outside at closing time to make sure nothing happened.

“These men are a key element to our community and they are loved by so many,” she said.

Armadale Detectives have since charged an 18-year-old Ellenbrook man as a result of their investigations.

He is due to appear before Armadale Magistrates Court on July 20.

Inquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information or CCTV footage was asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.