LITTLE Lucy Tonkin watched terrified and helpless as a group of three young men set upon her dad, Chris, then beat him savagely as he fell to the ground.
Mr Tonkin had confronted the group after they stole $5 from six-year-old Lucy while she was walking on the street about 50m from her home in suburban Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon.
It's time for the courts to get serious about physical attacks and assaults. No excuses are acceptable.
The attackers ran away when two men driving past stopped to help. Obviously these cowards didn't like the odds.
The descrption of the attackers is interesting. Shame.