A PENSIONER is fighting for his life after thugs brutally beat him up outside his home for no apparent reason.
Horrific photographs lay bare the head and facial injuries the 84-year-old suffered after he stepped outside his home where he has lived in for 40 years to investigate a noise.
Cops say he was set upon in Cannington, in Perth's southern suburbs, on Sunday evening after he went to investigate a disturbance.
His attackers then jumped him, leaving him with a broken nose, black eye, numerous deep cuts and blood spattered all over his shirt, pants and hands.
Acting Detective Sergeant Alexandra Hill told Perth Now that a weapon was used in what he described as a “cowardly, disgusting and appalling act".
She said: "This is an 84-year-old man who’s lived in this suburb for 40 years … and he's been brutally assaulted in his front yard.
"They are horrific, horrific injuries that this man has sustained to his face."
The man was found by police before being taken to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance where he was in a critical condition.
Det Sgt Hill said there appeared to be no motive behind the brutal beating.
Two white men aged between 25 and 35 have been identified as suspects.
The victim's vehicle was also left with a smashed window and bloodstains.
Five other reports of damage and disturbance were reported in the area on the night of the man's assault.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the incident and urged anyone who was in the area or has CCTV or dashcam footage of the assault to come forward.
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