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Balgownie stabbing

police 2POLICE are investigating a stabbing at Balgownie on Wednesday.

About 6.30pm, emergency services were called to a liquor store on Balgownie Road, when an apparently injured man entered the store.

A 62-year-old man was treated at the scene by paramedics for a small puncture wound to his abdomen. His injury was not considered life-threatening and he was taken to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.

Wollongong police were advised of the incident and attended the scene. Initial investigations suggest the man was approached by an unknown person on Farrell Street who injured the man with an unknown object.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wollongong Detectives or 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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