The suburb of Mount Druitt bakes in the sun in the city of Blacktown in the western suburbs of Sydney. John walks along the footpath next to the brown, bone-dry nature strip. The asphalt road shimmers in the heat as he trudges along. Dixon got stuck into him again today. Pushed him over, pushed him right in the back as he walked along and John fell arse over tit onto the ground. A few kids laughed but Dixon’s not after laughs, John gets the feeling Dixon might punch him soon. Lay into him because there’s viciousness in what he does.…

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