Australian Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Restraining Three Indigenous Children with Cable Ties

An Australian man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly using cable ties to restrain three young indigenous children in Broome, Western Australia. The incident, which was captured on video, showed community members demanding the release of two of the children, while a third had already escaped. Western Australian Premier commented on the confronting nature of the video and called for the justice process to take its course. BBC’s Phil Mercer reports from Australia with details of the charges and the man’s subsequent bail.

  • A man in Australia has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
  • The charges relate to the man allegedly restraining three young indigenous children with cable ties.
  • The incident occurred in Broome, a coastal town in Western Australia.
  • A video of the incident, showing locals intervening, circulated on social media.
  • One of the children, an 8-year-old, managed to escape before the police arrived.
  • Police were initially called by a neighbor reporting children playing in a pool at a vacant property.
  • The Premier of Western Australia described the video as confronting and disturbing.
  • The 45-year-old man charged has been granted bail and is due to appear in court at a later date.

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