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Woman charged over Thirroul park assault

police 2A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting a man sitting on a park bench at Thirroul over the weekend.

Police have been told about 8.45pm on Saturday September 28, a 57-year-old man was sitting on a bench in Woodward Park, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, when he was allegedly assaulted by the 18-year-old woman. He suffered minor injuries.

The incident was reported to Wollongong Police on Monday and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident commenced.

A video and images of the incident was posted by the man’s daughter on social media and has since gone viral, being viewed almost 90,000 times.

About 6pm yesterday (Tuesday), an 18-year-old woman was arrested at Wollongong Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The teenager was granted conditional bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday October 29.

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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