An East Cannington couple had to be hospitalised after a brutal bashing outside their home in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police say between 12.30am and 12.50am, two groups of males were involved in an altercation outside the Crawford Street house of the victims.
One of the groups then left the area, while the other group stayed.
The 40-year-old resident was allegedly assaulted when he went to his front yard after hearing knocking on his front door.
The assailants fled in a vehicle but police arrested them in nearby Elizabeth Street.
Four males, two 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds, have been charged over the incident and are due to appear in court on Monday.
Both victims were taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital. The man received a broken ankle which will require surgery and abrasions, while the woman received bruising.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 330 000 or make a report online.
This article originally appeared on PerthNow.