Man stabbed, another burnt with petrol bomb during terrifying mob brawl

POLICE rescue - mygc

A MAN has been stabbed in the stomach and another reportedly burnt with a petrol bomb during a terrifying brawl at Wollongong overnight.

Police say they were called to Rothery Street at around 10pm to help move on a number of drunken revellers who’d been evicted from a nearby party in Riordan Place.


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While police moved the crowd on, rocks and bottles were allegedly thrown at their vehicles.

Once the crowd dispersed, police left, before being called back at about 11.45pm after reports of about 100 people fighting and throwing petrol bombs.

Again, the crowd were moved on, and police found a 19-year-old man had sustained a non-life threatening stab wound to the stomach.

He was taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.

Police were also told a man suffered burns from a petrol bomb; however, they did not locate this man, and no one has yet presented to hospital with burns.

Officers are appealing for this man to come forward, as well as anyone with information about how the two men came to be injured.

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