Young man bailed over death of man found unconscious in Subiaco

An apprentice electrician has been granted bail after being charged over the death of a man who was found unconscious in Subiaco with serious head injuries last month.

Dean Allan Cooksley, 48, was found lying on the ground with critical head injuries in the early hours of Sunday, August 26.

He was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital but died a few days later.

Mr Cooksley was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital but died a few days later.

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Mr Cooksley was found at the intersection of Rupert Street and Hammersley Road about 6.45am, and detectives put out a call for information after learning a small red hatchback had been seen in the area acting suspiciously.

On Saturday, Grant Raymond Smith, 20, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court charged with unlawful assault causing death.

The 20-year-old from Yanchep was charged by Homicide Squad detectives on Friday.

Mr Smith only spoke to confirm his name and that he understood the charge as it was read to him.

His lawyer Natalia Tasic told the court Mr Smith was an apprentice electrician working six days a week.

Ms Tasic said Mr Smith was also working as a bartender at a Subiaco pub.

Magistrate Peter Malone granted Mr Smith bail subject to him providing a $10,000 personal undertaking and a surety for the same amount.

He must also surrender his passport, not leave Western Australia and not contact any prosecution witnesses.

"I'm sure you realise this is an extremely serious charge," Mr Malone told the 20-year-old.

Mr Smith's case will come before court again for a mention only on October 15.

Police are still asking for anyone with information relating to the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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