Wanted man charged – Leichhardt

A man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Sydney’s Inner West has been charged after he was arrested in Wollongong yesterday.

Last week, officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command conducted inquiries into the whereabouts of a 29-year-old man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Following inquiries and a public appeal, the man was arrested at a unit on Alexander Avenue, Fairy Meadow, just after 2.30pm yesterday (Monday 8 February 2021).

He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where the warrant was executed.

He was also charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (domestic), intentionally choke person without consent (domestic), in house steal and break out and aggravated sex assault – inflict actual bodily harm on victim (domestic).

Police will allege in court that on Thursday 4 February 2021, the man sexually assaulted a 41-year-old woman – that was known to him – at a home in Forest Lodge.

The man was refused bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday 9 February 2021).

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