Man Killed Near Known Gay Cruising Area in Sydney Park
A man was found dead in Sydney's Centennial Park earlier today and police are exploring whether it was a gay bashing, the Sydney Morning Herald reports:
"The man, in his 30s, was face down on a track next to Busbys Pond and had his trousers down. Detective Inspector Paul Pisanos, of Maroubra police, said police were considering whether there might have been a homosexual link to the attack. 'There are gay beats (cruising areas) in Centennial Park,' he said. 'I'm not familiar with exactly where they are. That's one line of inquiry we're looking at but it's not exclusive to that. Our minds are open at the moment.' ... Mr Pisanos said it appeared the man had met with foul play in the park rather than his body having been dumped there...Even from a distance it was clear the man had suffered brutal cuts to his arm and chest. Ambulance officers reported finding the man in ''a pool of blood' when they arrived. The man was found on a track between Busbys Pond and close to the public toilets at the McKay Sports Ground. A large area, including the toilet block, was cordoned off by police."
Police seek witnesses...