Police investigating alleged sex assault at Wollongong hotel

Police are investigating allegations two females were sexually assaulted in a Wollongong hotel in the early hours of New Year’s Day. 

Paramedics were called to the Sage Hotel shortly before 6am. 

The two females were treated and transported to Wollongong Hospital, a NSW Ambulance spokesman confirmed.

Rooms at the Harbour Street hotel remained cordoned off later on Monday as forensic services officers examined the area.

A guest of the hotel told the Mercury he heard a female screaming some time after midnight and later noticed five police cars outside, and nearby rooms declared a crime scene. 

Management at the hotel declined to comment on the incident, referring the Mercury’s inquiries to police. 

Wollongong police have refused to confirm an investigation into a sexual assault is underway, citing protocol. 

A spokeswoman for NSW Police said: "police are investigating an incident at a hotel in Wollongong and at this stage no further information is available”.