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Violence in the Melbourne CBD Continues

Just another example of why my wife and I do not go out at night in downtown Melbourne:

A MAN has died and another suffered horrific cuts after the latest round of violence in city venues yesterday.

A man partying at the QBH nightclub in Southbank was punched and suffered a heart attack when he fell to the floor about 2.30am.

Moments earlier he had argued with another man in the Queensbridge St venue’s smoking area.

Police said the 24-year-old, from Cranbourne, was still being attacked on the ground when security staff intervened.

The man was taken to The Alfred hospital where he died last night.

A 20-year-old, from Roxburgh Park, and a Coolaroo man, 18, were interviewed by detectives and released.

Investigators will talk to witnesses.

In a second violent incident, a Kealba man’s jugular was severed after he was slashed with a glass at The Loft nightclub in Lonsdale St.

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with severe blood loss.

Some of the 500 people at the venue were sprayed with blood in the horrifying attack.  [Herald-Sun]

The political opposition is demanding more police to be deployed on the streets because the current government’s prior implementation of the alcopops tax and the 2AM bar lockout have done nothing to stop the violence that has been plaguing downtown Melbourne.

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