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Russell Vale glassing

POLICE have charged a man after he allegedly ‘glassed’ his brother at Russell Vale.
About 7.30pm on Monday Wollongong police responded to reports of an incident involving two men on Keerong Avenue.
Officers found a 41-year-old man with a head injury and a 40-year-old man with a cut to his thumb.
Police alleged the older man hit his younger brother over the head with a beer bottle during an altercation.
The victim then allegedly armed himself with a knife before cutting the offender’s thumb.
Both men, who it’s believed were affected by drugs and alcohol, were taken by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.
The 41-year-old man was later taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with reckless wounding, affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was conditionally bailed to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Thursday October 4.
Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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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