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Police officer allegedly stabbed at Balgownie overnight

A WOMAN will appear in court today, one of two people charged after an officer was allegedly stabbed at Balgownie overnight.

About 9.30pm yesterday (Saturday 14 August 2021), Wollongong police attended a home on Tucker Avenue, Balgownie, after reports of an earlier neighbour dispute.

Police have been told, a 25-year-old man was allegedly threatened and had his vehicle damaged.

Officers attended a nearby home and spoke to the occupants, a 23-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, who were arrested shortly after.

The woman retreated into the home before arming herself with a kitchen knife and lunging at an officer, who attempted to deploy his taser as he moved away.

A second officer also deployed his taser and the woman was detained.

The male senior constable sustained a stab wound to his hand. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

The man and woman were taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The woman was treated by paramedics before being transferred to Wollongong Hospital under police guard.

The man was charged with use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person, destroy or damage property. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Upon her release, the woman was returned to Wollongong Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wound person with intent to resist/prevent arrest, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, assault officer in execution of duty, use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person, and breach of bail. She was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Sunday, August 15, 2021).


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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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