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Man and woman charged after Bulli police operation

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A MAN and woman have been charged following a police operation at Bulli on Friday.

Wollongong police were called to a unit on Point Street for a concern for welfare about 4pm.

Following a protracted operation – also involving officers attached to the Tactical Operations Unit, Tactical Operations Response Support, Police Negotiators and Police Transport Command – a 38-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were arrested.

They were taken to Wollongong Hospital and remained there under police guard until being released into police custody.

They were later charged at Wollongong Police Station, the man with nine offences;

  • Armed with intent to commit indictable offence
  • Harass police officer in execution of duty without causing actual bodily harm (three counts)
  • Attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm (domestic)
  • Use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc
  • Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order, and,
  • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (two counts).

He appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Monday, October 10, where he was formally refused bail.

The woman was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and three counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty. She was granted conditional bail.

Both are due to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, October 18.


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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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