Narrogin man bouncing back after horrific attack

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

An 82-year-old Narrogin man was violently attacked in his Ensign Street home on Tuesday morning, but is now bouncing back with plenty of help from the community.

Ron Giles was confronted by three intruders at his property at around 12:30am on Tuesday morning as they assaulted him, punched him, and pushed him to the ground.

“I was in bed and I heard banging on the back door,” Mr Giles said.

“From my room I could see a torch shining so I got up and told them to ‘bugger off’ and they went out the side gate, but then they came back again.”

The three men, described as being around 18 years old with dark skin, asked Mr Giles if he had any money and suggested he hand over his watch.

“I told them the watch was mine and they weren’t getting it,” he said.

“Then one of them punched me in the eye, and after that they punched up my arms and pushed me over.

“One of them held me down and every time I tried to get up he’d push me back down.”

This attack is the fifth in two years at Mr Giles’ home, and the Narrogin community has had enough.

A post on the ngn chat Facebook page has seen hundreds of people get behind plans to help Mr Giles properly protect his home.

Plans for security doors and cameras have been put in place and local businesses have offered to assist with rehab and donations.

Narrogin Detectives have already had people come forward with information and hope to lay charges in the coming days.

If you have any information that could help the Detectives, ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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