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Balgownie bashing arrest

A MAN has appeared in court following an alleged assault in Balgownie on Friday night.
About 5.10pm a 26-year-old man was approached by a 23-year-old man while walking along Ellengowan Crescent
Police have been told the pair became involved in an argument, before the younger man allegedly kicked the older man in the head, causing him to fall to the ground.
A nearby off-duty police officer witnessed the assault and arrested the younger man.
The older man was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital.
He sustained serious head injuries, including a fractured skull, as a result of the assault. He is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.
The 23-year-old Towradgi man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.

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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