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Murder charge after 15-year-old boy bashed while walking home from school

WA police rescued both boys unharmed. <i>Photo: AAP</i>

WA police rescued both boys unharmed. Photo: AAP Photo: AAP

A man has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old Aboriginal boy in Perth, who police allege died from head injuries after being bashed with a metal pole.

Police said teenager Cassius Turvey and a group of friends were approached by a 21-year-old man while walking home from school in Middle Swan on Perth’s outskirts on October 13.

The man got out of a black Ford Ranger ute he was a passenger in before allegedly attacking Turvey with a metal pole.

Police said the accused man had damage to his vehicle a day prior to the assault.

Reports of alleged racial slurs made towards Turvey are being investigated.

“His motivation is subject to further investigation, he’s clearly seen the group of kids walking along and approached that group,” Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen Cleal said on Monday.

“We believe that a metal pole was used in the assault, at this stage we haven’t seized a metal pole… I urge anyone with information to contact police.”

The man from Middle Swan has been charged with murder.

He is due to appear in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 9.

-AAP

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