Man charged over NYE gun assault

Police last night arrested a man over allegations he threatened people with a pistol at a Lake Illawarra New Year’s Eve party.

On New Year’s Eve it’s alleged the 29-year-old man attended a party in a house on Northcliffe Drive.

He then allegedly threatened the female host and her guests with a pistol before striking a man in the face with the gun, causing a laceration.

It is then alleged that the man then threw the gun into a garden before police arrived.

After conducting investigations, police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command arrested the man at a house in Dapto last night.

He was charged with several offences including assault and possessing an unregistered firearm.

He was refused bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court today.

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