Schoolboys allegedly attacked man for pair of shoes

A man is fighting for his life after an alleged assault at a Perth train station. Courtesy: 9 News

Five school students could face jail time and a man is fighting for his life after a brutal assault in Perth – allegedly all over a pair of shoes.

It is alleged the five boys from Churchlands Senior High School attacked the 20-year-old on their way home from school.

The group allegedly followed the man into the train station at Stirling.

Police say they attacked him at 1.44pm, with the assault lasting just 30 seconds.

Officers claim the man was on his phone at the time, and 9News understands CCTV shows him being kicked and punched in the head.

Police arrived minutes later.

The five boys are now facing serious assault and robbery charges.

Churchlands Senior High School is refusing to comment.