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Grimmer murder charge

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A man is escorted from Sydney Domestic Airport by police after his extradition from melbourne. He was later charged with the murder and abduction of Cheryl Grimmer at fairy Meadow Beach in 1970.

A MAN has been charged after a major breakthrough in one of the state’s longest mysteries – the abduction and murder of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, at Fairy Meadow Beach in Wollongong, 47 years ago.

Following continued investigations into the three-year-old’s disappearance by investigators attached to Strike Force Wessel and Wollongong Local Area Command, a 63-year-old man was arrested in Frankston in Melbourne about 1pm on Wednesday (March 22). The man faced Frankston Magistrates Court where police successfully sought the man’s extradition to NSW.

He arrived in New South Wales in police custody this afternoon and was taken to Wollongong Police Station. He has been formally charged with murder and is currently before the courts.

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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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