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Man attacked with machete at Bellambi bus stop

A MAN will appear in court today charged over the alleged stabbing of another man in Bellambi yesterday.

About 5pm on Friday, emergency services were called to a bus stop on Rothery Street, Bellambi, following reports of an assault.

Wollongong police found a 21-year-old man with stab wounds to his back and serious injuries to his hand. Police were told the man was involved in an argument  with another man at the bus stop before he was stabbed with a knife and slashed with a machete. He was also struck in the leg with the machete.

The injured man was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment and has since been transferred to Sydney Hand Hospital.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 20-year-old man at the scene. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm with intent. He’s been refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today.

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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