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The day this police officer was stabbed by an alleged child sex offender

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CW: This episode contains discussions of child sexual assault.

Retired Detective Sergeant John Breda narrowly escaped being murdered by an alleged child sex offender, Nick Newman, on January 26th, 2018.

It is alleged that Nick Newman was 26 when he entered a sexual relationship with a 14 year old relative of his ex wife. After the child reported Newman to the police, he had made threats of "wanting to hunt her down" as well as issuing death threats to his ex-wife and family.

He was wanted by the police on the day Breda and his team were informed of his whereabouts in a Maroubra pub.

The altercation between Breda and Newman didn't turn out well for either of them, but there's only one of them still around to tell the tale.

For reasons that will become apparent in this episode, John Breda is an enthusiastic advocate for blood donation. Please click this link to learn more about how you can contribute to blood donation.

For Support: 

Lifeline  on 13 11 14

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732


Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Guest: John Breda

Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


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