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

Posted September 26, 2009 at 3:25pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Australia, crime, News, Sydney