A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly stabbed to death on New Year’s Day at Woonona.
Just after midnight on Wednesday January 1, Wollongong police stopped a vehicle on Nicholson Road, Woonona, for a random breath test.
The vehicle drove off as police approached and collided with a guard rail a short distance later. The driver 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.
Wollongong detectives have established Strike Force Carrela to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. Following inquiries, a 56-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder. He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Thursday).
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