The Daily Telegraph
April 22, 2009
A US Marine savagely assaulted in Kings Cross six months ago has made an emotional plea for information as police investigate a possible bikie link.
“I had been enjoying a night out on the town in Sydney after being granted liberty from the USS Peleliu and to end up the victim of an assault and fighting for life in hospital is distressing,” Lance Corporal Lee said, speaking from Camp Pendleton in California where he is completing his recovery.
The 25-year-old soldier sailed into Sydney on USS Peleliu last October after seeing active service in Iraq and was attacked by two men during a night out on shore leave on October 13.
Superintendent Tony Crandell said the men, who punched him to the ground without provocation on Roslyn Street, may have links to outlaw motorcycle gangs.
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“This attack has taken its toll on me personally, not only leaving me with serious injuries, but also significantly impacting on my career,” Lance Corporal Lee said.
“I still have not returned to full duties with the US Marines despite six months having passed since the assault.”
The injured servicemen said the incident has also affected his wife and nine-month-old son.
“I’d just ask anyone who might have witnessed the assault or have information that might assist the police investigation to come forward and speak with detectives.”
The attack occurred about 2am on Sunday, October 13, at the intersection of Roslyn Street and Barncleuth Lane, Kings Cross, when two men got out of a silver 2000-model Mitsubishi Magna.
They confronted Lance Corporal Lee, who was intoxicated and standing in the middle of Roslyn Street.
One punched him on the side of the face, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the road.
The attackers then fled in the Mitsubishi Magna.
Lance Corporal Lee was taken unconscious by ambulance to St Vincents Hospital in a critical condition with skull factures.
He underwent emergency surgery, remaining in a coma for nine days.
When he regained consciousness, he suffered short-term amnesia and could not recall his own name nor recognise his wife and parents.
He was also unable to walk for some time.
Detectives from Kings Cross Local Area Command are continuing their inquiries into the incident and are again appealing for public help to catch the attackers.
The first offender is described as being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, in his mid 20s, 185cm tall with a large muscular build, short dark hair and a neat beard.
He was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and runners at the time of the incident.
The second offender has only been described as being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, aged in his mid 20s and having a solid muscular build.
Lance Corporal Lee was discharged from hospital on October 30 and has since returned to work on light duties pending further surgery.
Anyone who may be able to assist the investigation is urged to contact Kings Cross detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Sydney, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, handed over to the manifestations of the United Nations racist cult of Multiculturalism and Islamic Middle Eastern barbarism by the Australian Labor Party,ALP,financed by the Marxist based Australian Council of Trade Unions,ACTU.
Labor's "....rich tapestry of cultural diversity and Multiculturalism" on display:
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Some letters to the editor on this story, typical of the sentiments of Sydney siders and their disgust at what the NSW Labor state government calls law and order in NSW.
sydney used to be a beautiful place. I arrived here as a migrant 23 years ago and thought the world of this place. Now, i think there are too many bad elements in sydney, most notably Middle Eastern men (mostly young) who just want to cause trouble for no reason. To those below who state "what does their race have to do with it?" - you are just blind to what is happening in front of your very eyes.
Posted by: mc of 2:42pm today
Why mention they are Middle eastern, well, they are. A disproportional amount of the violence for the precentage of population in the city is coming from the Lebonese community. Kings Cross surcurity is just a cover for stand over middle eastern gangs. Look at Hyde Park a few weeks ago, who were they, the "Muslim Brotherhood Movement" who's agenda is racial hatred towards non muslims. Now who do you think they might be. Not to mention the airport drama and drive by shootings. Just ask the police were most of the street violence is coming from. Geeez, are they being picked on, I certainly don't think so
Posted by: PC of Sydney 2:40pm today
Thank GOD I dont live in Sydney. It's become a dirty city full of violence and aggro.
Posted by: JulieA of Northern NSW 1:51pm today
Sydney is rapidly becoming a no-go area. And most of the blame can be leveled at three ethnic groups. Lebanese, Pacific Islander and Asian gangs account for most of the crime, violence and brutality on the streets. I believe that the migration of various nationalities to this country has made it a much more vibrant and delightful place to live. To a large degree these people have become fine Australian citizens and contribute to society but like so many other countries we are discovering there are large groups who have nothing but loathing and contempt for the country that has given them a new home. They have no allegiance to Australia and see it simply as stupid place to exploit in every way. There should be a return policy with immigration. Unfortunately for a lot of them it is second generation hatred.
Posted by: Michael of Sydney 1:49pm today
News flash- Sydney is a bashers paradise! Young, old, heroes whatever- nobody is immune- and the cops couldn't care less.
Posted by: Blonde Ambition of Sydney 1:32pm today