An elderly Sydney icon’s health is still in bad shape weeks after he was thrown headfirst to the ground during an arrest that sparked mass outrage.
Danny Lim’s lawyer has shared a health update nearly two weeks after the arrest, which saw the popular personality hospitalised with a brain bleed.
“Danny Lim needs two walking sticks to get around,” Chris Murphy shared on Twitter.
“He requires specialist medical help that will continue in two areas of damaged health.”
The 79-year-old was left unable to speak after the arrest, with Mr Murphy saying he was still “very damaged” after he was released from hospital on November 24.
“Bleeding on the brain has shown up in the first scan and doctors are monitoring to see how that unfolds overnight,” he said about Mr Lim on Twitter in the wake of his injuries.
Footage of the arrest went viral online with many viewers condemning the actions of NSW Police while placing Mr Lim into custody.
The footage shows Mr Lim’s head slamming to the ground before the two officers place him in handcuffs.
Mr Lim was wearing one of his trademark signs during the arrest that read “SMILE CVNT! WHY CVNT?” on one side.
He is well-known for wearing the sandwich boards around Sydney, with some featuring the term “CVNT” as a substitute word for ”c***”.
NSW Police are conducting an internal investigation into the incident, with the police watchdog monitoring the arrest.
“The Commission will continue to closely monitor the progress of the police investigation of police contact with Mr Lim,” a Law Enforcement Conduct Commission said in a statement.
“This includes considering the force NSW Police Force officers used as part of Mr Lim’s arrest.
“If the Commission has any concerns about the NSW Police Force’s conduct of the investigation, the Commission has the power to step-in and take over that investigation itself.”
Dozens of protesters angry about Mr Lim’s treatment gathered outside of Surry Hills police station after the incident in support of the well-known Sydneysider.
Some brandished signs saying: “Stop police brutality” and “Justice for Danny Lim”.
Mr Murphy’s update of Mr Lim’s health also claimed he was a “victim of NSW Police”.
“Outstanding witnesses have come forward utterly destroying any suggestion Danny Lim did anything wrong,” he claimed.