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Man charged over glassing at Bally pub

A MAN has been charged over a glassing assault at Balgownie Hotel on Friday night.

A man was playing pool with friends at the hotel on Balgownie Road about 11pm when he became involved in an argument with two men.

During the incident he was struck to the face with a schooner glass and sustained extensive lacerations to his face. Security officers intervened in the incident and were attempting to escort one of the men outside when he allegedly head-butted one of the officers before leaving the hotel.

The 19-year-old man was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his cheek and eye socket. A security officer was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor facial injuries.

Two men, aged 19, were arrested in a nearby car park and taken to Wollongong Police Station. One of the men was charged with reckless wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and given conditional bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday November 6. The other man was released without charge pending further investigations.

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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