Five Australian schoolboys are facing assault and robbery charges after allegedly brutally beating a man at a Perth train station.
It is alleged the highschoolers attacked the 20-year-old man on their way home from school, while the reason for the attack was supposedly a pair of shoes.
The boys, identified as students from Churchlands Senior High School allegedly followed the 20-year-old man to the Stirling train station in Perth.
The man was on the phone before the crime occurred, and CCTV footage captured the man being brutally beaten, reported 9News.
Police say the alleged attack occurred on Friday afternoon and lasted 30 seconds.
Local media have reported the man is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit at Royal Perth Hospital.
According to 9news he is in a critical but stable condition and is being treated for serious head injuries.