News, Police Rounds

Man arrested following Bellambi seige

A MAN has been arrested following a siege at Bellambi earlier today.

Police approached a 39-year-old man on Robert Cram Drive at Bellambi about 11am today (June 1) allegedly in breach of his bail.

Police will allege in court the man produced a knife and threatened them before running into a nearby house and locking himself inside.

Two females were inside at the time; they were not being held against their will.

About 2.30pm the man walked out of the home voluntarily.

He was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

Investigations are continuing, and charges are expected to be laid.


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A 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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