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Trio charged after two men allegedly stabbed at Woonona

DETECTIVES investigating the alleged stabbing of two men at Woonona at the weekend have arrested and charged three people.

About 10.45pm on Saturday (December 31, 2022), emergency services were called to Adams Parade, Woonona, following reports of an assault.

Wollongong police found two 43-year-old men with stab wounds; one with an abdominal injury, and another with injuries to his arm. Both were taken to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.

Police were told the men were allegedly attacked during a New Year’s Eve party at their home.

Following inquiries, police attended homes on Woods Avenue, Woonona, and Crana Place, Mangerton, and arrested two men aged 31 and 40, about midday yesterday (Wednesday, January 4 2023). Both were taken to Wollongong Police Station where the younger man was charged with affray, cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent – serious indictable offence, and three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other(s).

The older man was charged with one count of affray and one count of robbery in company – serious indictable offence.

Both appeared in Wollongong Local Court today (Thursday, January 5 2023) where they were formally refused bail to reappear in the same court on Monday January 9 2023.

Following further inquiries, police arrested a 35-year-old man in the Wollongong CBD about 12.20pm today (Thursday, January 5 2023). He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with affray, and three counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm – serious indictable offence.

The man was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Friday January 6 2023).

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About Mick Roberts

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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