‘Dedicated’ detective John Breda in serious condition after Maroubra stabbing – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Detective Sergeant John Breda walks down a street at the scene of the arrest of alleged child abuser.The veteran police officer stabbed by an alleged sex offender during a violent confrontation in Sydney’s east is a “dedicated” detective who is passionate about helping abused children, colleagues say.

Detective Sergeant John Breda was stabbed while attempting to arrest Nick Newman, 33, over alleged sex offences at the Maroubra Junction Hotel.

The 45-year-old officer suffered internal abdominal injuries and a laceration to his liver and was taken to St Vincents Hospital in a critical condition.

He had surgery for his injuries overnight and is in a serious but stable condition.

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