News, Police Rounds

Teenager bashed at Corrimal

A TEENAGER is being treated for a broken jaw after he was assaulted near Corrimal Railway Station this morning.

Police have been told the 17-year-old youth had been at a party with friends when a fight broke out involving up to 10 other young people.

He and a friend left the party to walk to the train station shortly after midnight (July 15) but was followed by the group and assaulted.

Witnesses alerted the police when the two boys were knocked to the ground, punched and kicked, however, the group had run from the scene.

One youth sustained minor injuries, however, the second youth was taken to Wollongong Hospital where tests revealed he’d sustained a fractured jaw. Police have been told he will require surgery.

A crime scene was established outside Corrimal Railway Station and police have spoken with a number of witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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