News, Police Rounds

Woman attacked with knife

POLICE are appealing for information following the aggravated break-in and attempted sexual assault of a woman at Wollongong on Sunday.

An 18-year-old woman was at her unit in Smith Street, Wollongong when she was confronted by a man armed with a knife about 3.30am.

He threatened the woman and held her down before attempting to sexually assault her. The woman screamed out for help and the man fled.

The man stole a mobile phone before running out of the unit and heading north across Smith Street.

The woman, who was not physically injured during the incident, described her attacker as being aged in his mid 20s with a tanned/dark complexion. He was 175-180cm tall with a medium build, short dark hair, brown eyes, a wide flat nose and wearing a distinctive black t-shirt with a block style coloured pattern on the front.


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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