A 12-year-boy will face the Perth’s Children’s Court today, charged over a horrific rope trap set up in Perth’s CBD last week.
Nineteen-year-old Lawson Mills was lucky he was not decapitated when he rode into the rope strung up across Wellington Street on Thursday night.
Mr Mills was then glassed by what he described as a “group of children” as he tried to move away from the trap.
But the 19-year-old told Nine News he believes the trap was a sick joke gone wrong.
“Maybe they had some malicious intention, maybe they just wanted to hurt somebody. But I am prepared to give to give them the benefit of the doubt,” he said.
“They seemed pretty young after all. Maybe they didn’t understand the consequences of their actions.”
Mr Mills was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment to the rope burns/abrasions to his neck and the laceration to the back of his head.
Police have arrested a 12-year-old Bayswater boy as part of the investigation into the matter.
He has been refused bail and will appear in court today, charged with one count of wounding.
Mr Mills’ neck injury.