A homeless man has been injured after he was assaulted by another man who tried to steal a packet of noodles off him near a Perth church.
The 32-year-old man had been sitting behind a church in the inner city suburb of Northbridge when he was approached by another man at 10pm (WST) on Christmas Eve.
Police say the offender tried to steal a packet of noodles from the homeless man when an fight took place and the homeless man was assaulted.
The homeless man then followed the alleged offender to a nearby supermarket, where another altercation happened, before he flagged down a passing police car.
The victim was taken to hospital with a possible broken jaw and severe bruising to his face.