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Beaconsfield: Young dad, 23, is charged with trying to murder his father-in-law

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Young dad, 23, is charged with attempted murder after allegedly slashing his father-in-law’s throat in front of his kids and wife

  • Jarrod Nash, 23, allegedly attacked Robert Burt, 39, in Beaconsfield, Perth 
  • He allegedly tried to slash Mr Burt’s throat and left him with a large gash
  •  Mr Burt was rushed to hospital where he had 60 stitches on his neck and face 

A young father has been accused of trying to kill his former father-in-law in a savage knife attack.

Jarrod Nash, 23, allegedly attacked Robert Burt, 39, in Beaconsfield, Perth on Friday night.

Nash was at Mr Burt’s home because he wanted to speak to a woman known to him before he became violent, police said.

Jarrod Nash (pictured), 23, allegedly attacked Robert Burt, 39, in Beaconsfield, Perth on Friday night

Jarrod Nash (pictured), 23, allegedly attacked Robert Burt, 39, in Beaconsfield, Perth on Friday night

Nash is the ex-partner of Cailtin Burt (pictured). They have a one-year-old  son called Leo

Nash is the ex-partner of Cailtin Burt (pictured). They have a one-year-old  son called Leo

He allegedly tried to slash Mr Burt’s throat with the knife and left him with a large gash on his chin before running away. 

Mr Burt was helped by his wife and children before being rushed to hospital where he had 60 stitches on his neck and face. 

Recalling his terrifying ordeal, he told 9News: ‘I felt the handle hit me in the jaw. I immediately felt there was a slice there.

‘Doctors said it was deep. They said it was bad, and he just missed the jugular. If that had of been cut, there is no way to fix that – I would have been dead.’ 

Nash has been charged with attempted murder.  

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A police spokesman said in a statement on Sunday: ‘He allegedly struck the male victim with a knife, causing a laceration injury to his throat.’ 

Mr Burt was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital where he remains in a stable condition following surgery.

Mr Burt (pictured) was rushed to hospital where he had 60 stitches on his neck and face

Mr Burt (pictured) was rushed to hospital where he had 60 stitches on his neck and face

Nash was arrested in bushland late on Saturday after detectives and the Tactical Response Group raided his home in the city’s northern suburbs.

The man has also been charged with other offences unrelated to the Beaconsfield attack.

These include burglary and criminal damage following an incident in Spearwood, near Fremantle, on Thursday.

He was refused police bail and is expected to appear in the Perth Magistrates’ Court on Sunday. 

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