Bulls player in critical condition after alleged machete attack

Stirling Terrace near the scene of a brawl that left a popular Bulls player with a partially severed ear and broken leg early Sunday morning. (Geoff Vivian)

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A popular Mt Barker Bulls player is fighting for his life after a serious incident leaving him with a partially severed ear and broken leg.

Police say Russell Wynne, 24, was in a brawl on Stirling Terrace around 1.20am last Sunday.

Detective Senior Sgt Darryl Noye said Mr Wynne was attacked with a machete and later deliberately hit by a vehicle causing a serious head injury.

He was air lifted to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Mr Wynne received surgery for the injury to the ear and is being treated a broken leg.

Man charged

Trymain Paul Maxton, 23, appeared in Albany Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday July 20 charged with attempted murder and failing to stop and render assistance.

His lawyer Kyah Langdon said that he would not apply for bail, and Mr Maxton was remanded in custody to July 28.

Mt Barker Bulls coach Mr David Johnson said the news was “very tragic to hear”.

Mr Johnson described Mr Wynne as a “fine young man and a talented sportsman, a quiet unassuming fellow who worked away on the mines”.

He was already injured

Mr Wynne had not been playing this season as he was recovering from a torn hamstring and a broken wrist he sustained when he was swept off the rocks while fishing east of Albany in February.

Mr Wynne remains in critical condition at the RPH Intensive Care unit.

He returned to the Bulls after playing seven games for East Fremantle in 2018.

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