Attorney-General asks DPP to consider appeal of Lovebridge sentence

New South Wales Attorney General Greg Smith announced he has asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to consider an appeal against the sentence handed down over the manslaughter of Thomas Kelly and a series of other assaults in Kings Cross.

"Thomas Kelly was the victim of an unprovoked attack, and I have great sympathy for his family who are devastated by their loss," Mr Smith said.

"Drunken assaults are a terrible scourge, and every weekend we hear about attacks by intoxicated irresponsible people on bystanders who are lucky to escape with their life," he said.

"I have contacted the Director of Public Prosecutions and asked him to review the sentence handed down today to Kieran Loveridge and consider if there are grounds for an appeal," Mr Smith said.

It is inappropriate to comment further until the matter is resolved.
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