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Man critical after alleged Bulli assault

police 2A MAN remains in a serious condition after he was allegedly assaulted at Bulli earlier this week.

The 75-year-old man became involved in an argument with a 25-year-old man, who is believed to have been working on the construction of the new Bulli Hospital.

The altercation is alleged to have stemmed over a parking issue in Hospital Road about 7am on Wednesday. It is alleged the younger man struck the older man causing him to fall to the ground, hitting his head.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the man was treated by paramedics before being taken to Wollongong Hospital. He was later transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

A crime scene was established and an investigation commenced.

Yesterday (Thursday), police went to an address at Campbelltown and arrested a 25-year-old man. He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court on May 14.

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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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