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Coledale arrest after armed stand-off

police 4A MAN has been arrested following a stand-off with police at Coledale overnight.

About 12.20am (29 January 2019), police were called to a home on Buttenshaw Drive, following concerns for the welfare of the occupants.

It will be alleged a male occupant refused to leave and armed himself with a knife.

A perimeter was established and not long after, the man’s elderly mother came out of the house unharmed.

The operation continued until 6.50am, when the 40-year-old man was arrested.

Officers also seized seven large cannabis plants from the man’s backyard.

He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with using a weapon to resist arrest and cultivating a prohibited plant.

The man was refused bail, to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday 29 January 2019).

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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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