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Bulli man dead after police arrest

A CRITICAL incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man during a confrontation with police at Bulli last night.

Wollongong Police attended a Gwyther Avenue house about 8pm where a 34-year-old man was arrested and handcuffed following a confrontation. He then stopped breathing and officers attempted to resuscitate him.

Ambulance paramedics were called and continued CPR before taking the man to Wollongong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including police use of handcuffs.

The investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.

All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who can assist police should contact 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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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