A Kalgoorlie man accused of kidnapping and bashing a teenage boy has gone on trial at Perth’s District Court.
Michael McKay Starr is one of three men charged with bashing the 17-year-old before tying him up and driving him to bushland outside Kalgoorlie in April last year.
It is alleged the men beat him with several weapons before leaving him lying on the ground, where he was not found until the next morning.
Starr has pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and endangering another’s life.
The two other accused men have pleaded guilty to charges arising from their involvement in the incident.
The victim is expected to give evidence today.