Tourist allegedly attacked on Bibbulmun Track

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A serious attack on Perth's world-famous Bibbulmun Track has left two hikers in hospital after one was allegedly run down by a auto before both were allegedly set upon by the driver wielding a shovel.

The 33-year-old man from Finland and a female friend were on the track in Paulls Valley at 1.30pm when a man driving a white Mitsubishi Triton allegedly tried to drive into him.

After hitting the 33-year-old Finnish man with his vehicle, the driver the allegedly pulled out a shovel and started attacking him. When police arrived, they seized the utility, which was allegedly displaying stolen number plates.

Police allege the driver continued to assault the man until his 33-year-old female companion picked up the shovel and struck the driver with it.

Someone walking by stopped to help the injured couple and all three of them held the driver down until police arrived to arrest him.

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The two tourists and the driver were taken to hospital.

Whittaker nodded to several supporters in the courtroom, who declined to comment to the media outside court.

He made no bail application and was remanded in custody and his case was adjourned to Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on August 8.

Popular with hikers, the 1000 kilometre long Bibbulmun Track runs from Kalamunda in Perth's eastern outskirts to Albany on the state's south coast.

A man accused of attempting to kill a Finnish hiker on the world-famous Bibbulmun Track in a terrifying daylight attack has appeared briefly in a Perth court.

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