A 19-year-old tradie accused of taking part in a violent, drunken brawl that left a man unconscious has had his bail condition relaxed to allow him back into pubs and clubs.
Keegan John Thistleton, from Picton, was originally banned from entering any licensed premises as part of a strict set of bail conditions imposed by police following the February 29 incident.
However, Thistleton's lawyer successfully argued to have the condition deleted during a court appearance on Monday.
Court documents reveal Thistleton was one of three men charged over the fight, which occurred at the entrance to the Crown Street Mall just before midnight.
The court heard Thistleton and his friend, co-accused Brendan Garrie McCalla, were on a night out in Wollongong when they began speaking to a large goup of people, which included the third co-accused, Tristan Denis Hudson, and the victim, Trent Rigby.
Police said CCTV footage shows the encounter turn hostile, with McCalla allegedly seen "shaping up" to members of the group by bouncing on the balls of his feet. Moments later, McCalla allegedly punches one of the men in the face, prompting Hudson to begin throwing punches as well, police claim.
The scuffle spills onto the street, at which time Mr Rigby can be seen grabbing Hudson around the waist in an attempt to pull him away from the fight.
Both men fall to the ground, however Hudson is first to his feet and can allegedly be seen punching Mr Rigby in the face.
Police allege McCalla then rejoins the fray, punching Mr Rigby twice in the back of the head and kicking him before Thistleton also joins in, allegedly punching Mr Rigby twice in the back of the head.
Police say the footage shows Mr Rigby lose consciousness and become "ragdoll-like", falling face-first to the roadway.
It is alleged McCalla kicks Mr Rigby twice in the head while he lays motionless on the ground, before the group disperses.
Witnesses identified all three accused to police when they arrived. Thistleton was arrested and charged with affray, while Mr Rigby was taken to hospital for treatment.
Thistleton has yet to enter a plea in the case, which was adjourned to March 26.
McCalla and Hudson are due to face court on the same day.