News, Police Rounds

Teen allegedly assaulted with a skateboard at Corrimal

A MAN has been charged after allegedly assaulting a teenage boy with a skateboard at Corrimal this morning.

Police were called to a home on the Princes Highway, Corrimal, following reports of a domestic-related dispute about 11.30am today (Tuesday).

Wollongong police commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

On arrival, officers found a 17-year-old boy with injuries to his back. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 19-year-old man, known to the teen, at the home. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Thursday September 10.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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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