Investigations underway after serious assault at Wollongong

A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted at Wollongong this morning.

Shortly after 3.15am (Sunday 5 December 2021), emergency services were called to a hotel at Burelli Street, Wollongong, following reports of an assault.

Police were told a 23-year-old man was punched by another man, causing him to fall backwards, hit his head on the concrete and become unconscious.

The other man fled the scene in the company of a second unknown man.

The 23-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Wollongong Hospital, where he remains with serious head injuries.

Officers attached to Wollongong Police District have commenced an investigation into the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have information, or vision of the incident, to contact Wollongong Police Station, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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