Updated: 28/12/17 : 07:53:21
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Murder charge expected in death of Corkman in Australia

Police in Australia could be about to charge a local with the murder of an Irish man in Perth.

32-year-old Charles McCarthy from Cork, was fatally stabbed in the head, while waiting for a taxi in Perth, two days before Christmas.

34-year-old Andrew Doan has since appeared in court accused of grievous bodily harm.

However, police believe a post mortem could allow them to increase those charges to murder.

The results are expected shortly.

Mr McCarthy was walking along Riverside Road in East Fremantle with his wife Nicole, and a friend in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was involved in an altercation with the defendant.

Mr McCarthy's life support was switched off yesterday, on the same day Mr Doan appeared in Perth Magistrate's Court charged with grievous bodily harm.