Police charge man with murder after fatal stabbing at Wollongong

A man has been charged following the death of a woman after a stabbing in Wollongong today.

Just after midnight (Wednesday 1 January 2020), officers attached to Wollongong Police District stopped a vehicle on Nicholson Street, Woonona, for a random breath test.

The vehicle drove off as police approached and collided with a guard rail a short distance later. The driver was arrested at the scene.

After speaking with the man, additional officers attended a unit on Campbell Street, Woonona, where they found a 51-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds. She was unable to be revived and was declared deceased.

Crime scenes were established at the crash site and the unit with both being forensically examined by specialist officers.

The man was taken to hospital under police guard after suffering minor injuries in the crash.

Detectives from Wollongong Police District have established Strike Force Carrela to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Following inquiries, a 56-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 2 January 2020).

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