(Al-Jazeera) Sydney, Australia - Random violence on the streets of Australia is in the spotlight after recent deaths in "one punch" assaults, leading to growing calls for tougher laws to tackle the problem.
Also known as the "king hit" and "coward's punch", these mainly alcohol-fuelled assaults are characterised by an attacker's single blow to the head of an often-unsuspecting victim, causing often unsuspecting victims to fall to the ground unconscious.
Newly married James Bowen - an avid recreational football player - was punched unexpectedly in the head by a stranger in December 2012, knocking him unconscious. He crashed into a parking meter before hitting the ground, splitting the back of his head open and rupturing blood vessels in his brain.
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It took Bowen several months to fully recover from his wounds. Even today, he said, he still suffers from debilitating migraines that sometimes last several days. He can never play football again.