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A 23-year-old man was arrested in Surry Hills last night over the stabbing of a man outside a Kings Cross nightclub last weekend. The incident took place outside a nightclub in Kellett Street at about 2:30am on Sunday, when the 18-year-old victim was stabbed to his chest and arms. The victim is being treated for his injuries at St Vincent’s Hospital and is in a stable condition. The alleged offended will appear at Central Local Court today.

A man’s ear was severed during a brawl that erupted at a hotel in Sydney’s George Street last night. The 28-year-old was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he is expected to undergo plastic surgery to reattach his ear. Police have arrested three men in their 20s in relation to the glassing and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A 20-year-old man was glassed while walking along Manly’s Central Avenue at about 5:00am on Sunday. Police have alleged the victim had been involved in a brawl that took place at a licensed premises on the Corso earlier that night. They would like to speak with three males, all of South American appearance, who they believe were also involved in the brawl.

A man entered the liquor section of a Safeway store in outer eastern Melbourne on Sunday night and told attendants on duty he had a gun before demanding money under threat. He was handed a sum of cash and fled on foot but was foiled by four employees who chased, tackled and arrested him. The offender suffered a broken arm and a broken nose as a result of the pursuit. He was taken to hospital before being conveyed to a police station where he was remanded on one charge of robbery. 
A 33-year-old man had a glass smashed against his head during an altercation at a bar in Springvale on Saturday night. The victim was taken to the Monash Medical Centre for surgery. The offender was apprehended by patrons inside the bar and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

A Supreme Court jury in Townsville is today expected to decide the fate of an off-duty bouncer accused of killing a man during a fight, the ABC reported. Philip Smith, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the May 2005 manslaughter of Brett Leake outside a nightclub in Flinders Street. The jury is expected to retire to consider its verdict later this morning.


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