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Woman found with fatal stab wounds at Woonona overnight

police 2A MAN is in custody after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds in her Woonona home overnight.

Just after midnight (Wednesday January 1), Wollongong police stopped a vehicle on Nicholson Street, Woonona, for a random breath test.

As police approached, the vehicle drove off before hitting a guard rail nearby and the driver, a 56-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.

After speaking with the man, additional police went to a unit on Campbell Street, Woonona, where they found a 51-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds. She was unable to be revived and was declared dead.

Crime scenes were established at the crash site and the unit with both being forensically examined by specialist officers.

The man was taken to hospital under police guard after suffering minor injuries in the crash. He was treated and taken to Wollongong Police Station; however, he has since returned to hospital under police guard for further treatment.

Wollongong detectives have established Strike Force Carrela to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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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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