Police are still tallying up the fights that broke out across Surry Hills, Kings Cross and the CBD over the weekend, in which one man was stabbed, several left with head injuries and several more charged with brawling.
But Oxford St and Taylor Square avoided the worst effects and instead had only a handful of minor incidents.
Reports that Oxford St traffic was stopped because of a Taylor Square brawl were incorrect, Surry Hills Police crime prevention officer Kate Baker said, but the frequent high visibility policing operations would continue.
A number of people were ejected from venues in the area and police issued several move-on orders. One man was arrested and given a infringement notice after being ejected from the Taylor Square Hotel. Another woman was charged after punching an Oxford St venue staff member.
Clearly we’re focusing our high visibility policing on those areas, and that has an effect, Senior Constable Baker said.
A brawl on Sunday morning towards Hyde Park resulted in one man being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital and another being treated at the scene by ambulance officers. City Central Police are still hoping to hear from anyone with further information.
Meanwhile a man is in a serious condition in St Vincent’s Hospital after being stabbed near Kings Cross station in the early hours of Sunday morning. Kings Cross Police are continuing the investigation.