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Woman charged after alleged graffiti vandalism at Towradgi COVID clinic

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A WOMAN who allegedly sprayed graffiti on a Towradgi COVID testing clinic and assaulted police during her early morning arrest will face Wollongong Court today.

Wollongong Police said a woman entered the COVID testing clinic on Moray Road, Towradgi about 1.20am today (Friday, February 11, 2022), and allegedly sprayed black graffiti on a white medical tent and storage container.

A witness contacted police, and shortly after Wollongong police attended and spoke to a woman on Towradgi Road, who was allegedly found to be in possession of cans of spray paint.

The 48-year-old Fairy Meadow woman was arrested and is alleged to have assaulted two officers. The officers suffered minor injuries.

The woman was taken to Wollongong Police Station, where it will be further alleged she failed to provide police with her identity.

She was charged with five offences:

  • Assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm (x2);
  • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty
  • Possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene
  • Destroy or damage property

The woman was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Friday, February 11, 2022).


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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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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