July 05, 2009 11:00am
FOUR US sailors have been assaulted while on shore leave in Perth - with one slashed across the face with scissors.
WA police said a group of sailors were walking near Perth train station about 1am on Sunday when they were confronted by six people.
It is understood the attack occurred on or near the corner of Wellington and Barrack Sts.
"Three males and three females have yelled abuse at the sailors and as they tried to walk past them, one sailor was punched in the face,'' said police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall
``An altercation occurred and four sailors were assaulted, with one male struck in the face with a pair of scissors.''
Four of the US navy personnel, including a female sailor, were taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.
Ms Weatherall said one sailor was treated for a small laceration to his cheekbone, while others sustained minor injuries.
Police are investigating and hope to view security vision of the assault.
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