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Man’s neck slashed with machette

police 2A MAN is in hospital after his neck was slashed by a machete at Woonona today.

Just before 5am (Saturday), emergency services were called to Campbell Street following reports of two men – aged 28 and 34 – arguing in the street. On arrival, police found the 28-year-old man bleeding from a neck laceration.

The injured man was treated by paramedics and taken to Wollongong hospital for treatment. His injury is not considered life-threatening, but will require surgery. A crime scene was established and inquiries commenced into the incident.

The 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with reckless wounding. It will be alleged he had been earlier dancing and swinging a machete above his head when it came into contact with the other man’s neck.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Port Kembla Local Court on Tuesday June 16.

About Mick Roberts

A 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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