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Knives allegedly found on man arrested for not complying with public health act

Police carA MAN riding a bicycle at Fairy Meadow has been arrested yesterday for not complying with a notice under the public health act.

About 8am on Thursday, Wollongong police attempted to stop the 29-year-old man on a bicycle at Fairy Meadow as part of investigations into a number of nuisance calls to triple zero made in the early hours of the morning.

The man initially ignored direction from police, before he was stopped and searched. During the search, police allegedly found a 25cm tactical knife concealed in his pocket and a 30cm hunting knife in his backpack. He was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, custody of knife in public place – subsequent offence, breach of bail, goods in custody suspected of being stolen (mountain bike), rider not wear approved bicycle helmet, and not comply with noticed direction re section 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

The man was refused bail, and appeared in Wollongong Local Court today.

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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