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Police charge two teenagers over Corrimal bashing

A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy will appear in court after allegedly assaulting a teenager at Corrimal over the weekend.

About 7.30pm on Saturday, a 17-year-old boy from Horsley attended a party at Cross Street, Corrimal with friends after it was publicised on a social networking site.

Around midnight a fight occurred between the victim and two friends and another group of young men.

The victim with his friends left the party and walked to Corrimal train station. It is alleged that they were followed by the other group where another fight unfolded.

During the fight, the Horsley teenager was allegedly kicked and punched while on the ground by up to 10 young men. They then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to St George Hospital where he underwent surgery for a broken jaw and was treated for other injuries.

Wollongong police yesterday (Tuesday) arrested and charged two young men with Inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and affray. Both were refused bail.

A 19-year-old man will face Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday). A 17-year-old boy will appear at Port Kembla Children’s Court today.

Anyone with information on this incident can report it anonymously to 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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