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Man charged over alleged East Corrimal domestic violence incident

police handcuffsA MAN will face court today charged with domestic violence offences allegedly committed at East Corrimal over the weekend.

A 29-year-old man went to a home in East Corrimal and allegedly assaulted the woman occupant shortly after 8pm on Saturday March 28.

The man, who is known to the woman, allegedly grabbed the woman’s hair and forced her to the ground, before punching and slapping her in the face a number of times before fleeing.

The matter was reported to police and an investigation commenced by officers from Wollongong Police District and the Southern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offenders team.

The woman sustained bruising, swelling and cuts to her face, legs and arms as a result of the alleged assault.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 29-year-old man on Payne Street, Mangerton about 4.40pm yesterday (Tuesday March 31). He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with three counts of contravene AVO, assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV) and stalk/intimidate (DV).

The man was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Wednesday April 1).

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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