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Woman allegedly bashed with a salt lamp and hammer at Woonona overnight

police 2A WOMAN has been charged by police after she allegedly assaulted another woman with a salt lamp and a hammer at Woonona overnight.

About 10pm yesterday (Thursday), the 45-year-old woman went to the Popes Road home where police will allege she demanded the transfer of a significant sum of money from the other woman, before punching and kicking her in the face and legs.

The older woman then allegedly continued to assault the other woman – who is known to her – with the lamp and hammer, before attempting to strangle her with the lamp cord and hitting her over the head with the lamp.

The woman then allegedly wrapped tape around the younger woman’s throat before knocking her unconscious with a blow to the head. Police will also allege she woke with tape wrapped around her wrists.

Neighbours alerted police, who attended the unit, where a crime scene was established. The 42-year-old woman was taken to Wollongong Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to her head, face and limbs.

The 45-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where she was later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, choke with intent, armed with intent and detain for advantage.

She was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Friday).

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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