Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Shootings in Kings Cross

Click the headline for a link to today's SMH analysis of Sunday night's gunplay.

And here's a link to yesterday's report on the incidents by The Australian.

I wonder if Clover Moore is still keen on turning The Cross into a 'mother-and-child-friendly retail precinct'?

No doubt the nimbys will be calling for all criminals to install silencers on their guns.


Anonymous said...

10 May 2008

A MAJOR artery in a young man's leg has been severed in an overnight stabbing incident in Sydney's Kings Cross entertainment district.

Police say the victim, in his ais, was walking on Bayswater Road about 2am today when he became involved in an argument with another man.

"During the altercation, he was stabbed in his upper thigh,'' a NSW Police statement says.

"He was taken to St Vincent's Hospital for treatment to a severed artery and (he) remains in a serious condition.''

Officers have established a crime scene on Bayswater Road, between the intersections of Kellett Street and Ward Avenue.

Police say they want to question a man with a tanned complexion, tall and aged between 25 and 30. He's of medium build, has short hair and was wearing a light-coloured t-shirt and long pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Anonymous said...

3 May 2008

IT'S the notorious Kings Cross venue which has acquired a headline-grabbing reputation for the wrong reasons since opening its doors three years ago.

Inside the Sapphire Suite, punters have commonly observed dark-corner liaisons between the alcohol-fuelled rugby league stars who frequent the club and their eager female fans.

But it's the life-threatening events which have occurred outside the venue - namely, the drive-by shooting which put owner Charlie Saleh in hospital and Parramatta player Jarryd Hayne in the game's bad books - which has most recently shattered the club's image.

Which is why the Saleh family have just completed a redesign. They will attempt to restore some gleam to the Sapphire Suite's tarnished reputation by staging a relaunch party at the club on Wednesday night.

In addition to dropping the "suite'' from the name, a new lounge bar also features as part of the the face-lift.

"The owners wanted to refresh the venue. It's now a beautiful place to hang out and have a drink within an enjoyable atmosphere.''

While the interiors may have changed, manager Hasan Saleh - himself a former NRL player - is not set on shifting the clientele base away from the footy stars.

Despite the general Kings Cross ban slapped on several NRL clubs following the March shooting, both Parramatta's Brett Finch and West Tigers' Benji Marshall have already RSVP'd to attend the celebrity studded bash next week.

The Editor said...

Re-renovating the Sapphire Suite is a waste of time. The decor had class anyway. Terrible for the guy who got stabbed. You have to wonder about the minds of the people who do such ugly and evil things.

PS please credit news that you cut-and-paste. It's only polite, and not much work.

Thanks for the comments.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to todays stabbing 25 May