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Woonona murder charge after woman found dead in Gray Street

police 2A MAN has been charged over the suspected domestic violence-related death of a woman at Woonona.

Emergency services were called to a home on Gray Street, Woonona, about 11pm on Monday, responding to reports a woman had been injured.

Wollongong police and paramedics arrived on site but were unable to revive the 76-year-old woman, who died at the scene. A crime scene was established, and detectives began investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 55-year-old man at Wollongong Police Station yesterday (Tuesday). He has now been charged with murder.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday).

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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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