By Heather McNeill and Jacqui Robson
Two of the teenagers accused of a violent attack on a group celebrating Australia Day at City Beach have been released on bail, while another was ordered to stay behind bars.
The group of Perth teenagers were enjoying a gathering at the popular beach when they were bashed, robbed and had their heads “stomped on” after being ambushed by the violent mob.
WARNING: The below vision contains violent scenes.
Disturbing footage of the attack captured on a mobile phone showed the group of males repeatedly kicking and punching teenagers in the dunes at the popular beach on Tuesday night.
The vision shows one victim on the ground not retaliating as he is repeatedly struck, while another video shows a boy with his arms over his head attempting to break free from an assault.
The violent group can be heard shouting “run that shit ... get it, get it, get his wallet ... I got his phone” as someone can be heard pleading, “stop, stop ... please mate, please”.
Days later, WA Police charged five teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, with assault and robbery offences.
After nearly three weeks in custody, on Thursday, three of the boys fronted Perth Children’s Court to apply for bail.
The court heard one of the children, a 16-year-old from Thornlie, was accused of a separate group attack on a man in Yagan Square the day before the Australia Day attack.
Prosecutors allege the teen “kicked this man while he was on the ground and stomped on his head” after he gave the group a cigarette.
The boy was taken into custody for an hour following the attack before being released into his parents’ care.
After the Australia Day violence, police found the teenager in Bassendean. His bail was initially refused over concerns of ongoing gang violence.
He was released from Banksia Hill detention centre on Thursday with a curfew between 8pm and 7am and a condition he not contact his two alleged victims or co-accused.
A second 16-year-old boy was also granted bail, however the Magistrate denied releasing a 15-year-old teenager from Koondoola who was already on a condition release order.
An 18-year-old Langford man is being dealt with in the adult court, while the status the fifth accused teen, a 17-year-old boy from Stirling is not known.
- with Nine News Perth