Violence at Kings Cross is not only fuelled by alcohol but has become vicious, mindless and random, says Dr Gordian Fulde, Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
"Where conflicts used to break out between two people, now we have groups attacking a single person for no reason at all and when that person goes down and is unconscious, they continue attacking him with multiple punches and kicks," he says. For 18-year-old Thomas Kelly whose funeral was held today at King's School, Parramatta, it was just 10 pm on Saturday, 7 July when out on a date with his girlfriend and on his first-ever visit to Kings Cross, he was king hit in an unprovoked, random and senseless attack. He was rushed to nearby St Vincent's Hospital but his injuries were so severe he never regained consciousness and two days later his parents had to make the agonising decision to turn off his life support. Visit this article to read more.