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Fairy Meadow man arrested over bashing

A FAIRY Meadow man has been charged following an assault in North Wollongong shortly after midnight on Sunday.
A 31-year-old man was at a service station on Flinders Street when he became involved in an argument with another man.
The man was pushed to the ground and had his head stomped on, causing him to lose consciousness, before the alleged offender left with a woman.
Witnesses called emergency services who attended a short time later.
The injured man was taken to Wollongong Hospital where he remains.
Following inquiries, police arrested a man at a Wollongong nightclub a short time later.
During a search of the man officers allegedly located a quantity of cocaine.
The 19-year-old was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with affray and possessing a prohibited drug.
He was given bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday October 2.
Investigations into the incident are continuing and further charges are likely.


About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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