18-Year-Old Charged For Assault Of Security Guard At Good Life Perth

1 March 2016 | 12:04 pm | Staff Writer

Security guard speaks out.

An 18-year-old man has been charged for the alleged assault of a security guard at Good Life Festival in Perth on Saturday, who was viciously kicked in the head during an altercation. 

According to WA Today, the teenager from Hazelmere was charged yesterday, after he allegedly punted security guard, Michael Rigby, who was on the ground while detaining trespassers that had jumped the fence at Claremont Showgrounds. 

Cottesloe Police's Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said of the incident, "Some people had entered the event, they're believed to be fence jumpers, or they entered unlawfully."

"A security guard, who was engaged by the organiser to work within the event, was talking to a person and they ended up in a scuffle on the ground.

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"Another male person has come out the crowd and kicked him in the head."

It is believed the teenager in question knew the trespasser Rigby was trying to detain. 

As well as assault, the 18-year-old also faces a charge of trespassing, which could result in 12 months imprisonment. 

He is set to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on 16 March. 

Meanwhile, appearing on 9 News Perth last night, Rigby, 56, described the horrific attack as "Lights out".

"The actual impact rocked my whole head so all the muscles in my neck are all sore and it runs down to my shoulder," Rigby said.

"To be quite honest, I'd like to talk to him and maybe say 'you really need to think about what you're doing'.

"It’s just really not acceptable to do that sort of thing anywhere to anyone, really."