Police 'recognised' suspect: reports

CCTV of Thomas Kelly moments before the incident.
CCTV of Thomas Kelly moments before the incident.

AS THE family of Kings Cross bashing victim Thomas Kelly began making preparations for his funeral, detectives reportedly found footage of the man believed to be responsible for his death.

On Saturday, July 7, the 18-year-old was "king hit" in an unprovoked attack on Victoria St.

When his life support was turned off two days later, his family made an emotional plea to the public to help find his killer.

On Tuesday morning, the teen's family announced they would say goodbye at a private funeral but a memorial service would be held in his honour at his former school on Friday.

At the same time it was revealed homicide detectives working on the case may have found a suspect on CCTV footage.

While a spokeswoman for the State Crime Command would not be drawn on whether the suspect was known to police, reported detectives recognised the man wanted for questioning.

The spokeswoman would only say investigations were continuing.

Since the attack, the pressure has been on police and politicians to make the notorious red-light district a safer place for party-goers.

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore met in Kings Cross on Tuesday and were expected to take part in a community forum at Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Topics:  bashing kings cross thomas kelly

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