Man charged following alleged serious assault - Wollongong

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 03:57:52 PM

A man has been charged over an alleged serious assault that left another man critically injured in Wollongong this morning.

About 3.45am (Tuesday 30 August 2022), officers from Wollongong Police District attended an apartment building on Market Street after receiving information about an alleged assault.

A 47-year-old man was located in the reception area suffering severe injuries.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Wollongong Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

A 38-year-old man was arrested a short time later at Wollongong Police Station; he has since been charged with one count each of attempted murder, and cause wounding/grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder – serious indictable offence.

The Wollongong man was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 31 August 2022).

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway and anyone with information is urged to contact Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.