St Kilda’s become synonymous with drunkenness and bad behaviour especially over the holidays as scores of revellers make their way to the area. That led to police calling for a foreshore alcohol ban, in the hopes that it would prevent attacks like one that happened a couple of weeks ago.
Local traders have rejected the call for bans while residents have welcomed them.
Recently 15 youths attacked a young chef and another man in St Kilda, bashing the man with a pole and glassing him with a champagne bottle. This was the last straw for police who called for a full alcohol ban to be reintroduced.
The violent incident also caused traffic to be blocked and escalated as other kitchen staff got involved.