NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says he is appalled by the level of violence on Sydney's streets.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says he's appalled by the level of violence on Sydney's streets, following the latest king-hit attack in Kings Cross.
18-year-old Damien Christie is clinging to life in hospital after being punched in the face on New Year's Eve.
Robert Ovadia has more.
There is unfortunately no improvement in the condition overnight of the 18-year-old Daniel Christie.
He remains here at hospital after being punched to the head in what police describe as a brutal attack.
There is bleeding on the brain and doctors told his fiernts brace for the worst.
The 25-year-old Shaun McNeil is a self-professed expert in martial arts.
He assaulted his brother and two others in Kings Cross.
Those charges would be upgraded if Daniel Christie does not pull through.
The attack happened just metres from where Thomas Kelly was king-hit and killed in 2012, enjoying his first night out on the town.
You can add to the many names, young men who fell vakt yip to deadly or near deadly king-hits, as a result of alcohol-inspired brutality.
Doctors were treating an average of two patients per hour, some remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
There are calls for lockouts and curfews at drinking venues in Kings Cross.
It has dominate add lot of political discussion over the past few years and Barry O'Farrell spoke about that this morning.
I don't understand the violence rage that exists out there just below the surface.
Incidents like this are to the for.
We need to crackdown on the problem venues and precincts.
That's what we are doing.
The figures show we are making progress.
But that's absolutely no comfort to the family today.
The opposition has been weighing in on this debate this morning, suggesting the curfews and trials lockities as well.
They have been successful in south of Newcastle and north of