A 21-year-old Irishman is in a critical condition after he was stabbed in an incident in Perth, Australia.

The man is from the southeast of Ireland. The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance.

Australian media reported that the man was stabbed in the neck during a row in the Scarborough area.

The victim is said to be in a critical condition.

A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident and is due in court tomorrow.