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‘Stabbed in the side of the head’: Retiring Police Minister reveals brush with death

Retiring Police Minister Troy Grant has shockingly revealed how he was viciously attacked by a gang and stabbed in the head while serving in the police force.

It comes after shocking CCTV footage emerged of a man allegedly attacking police officers with a knife in Sydney’s north-west.

The Police Minister tells Ben Fordham he is “grateful” no one was injured but recalls a time when he, as a man in blue, was viciously attacked.

“Having copped being stabbed in the side of the head in my own service, I can sympathise, it’s not a pleasant thing and I’m just delighted the person’s in custody and no-one’s injured.

“I was at an RSL club in December of 1993, attacked by 12 drunken people who had it in for cops.

“I ended up getting stabbed in the side of the head after being pinned to the ground.”

Today, Mr Grant announced he would be stepping away from politics and won’t be contesting his seat of Dubbo at next year’s state election.

He says politics has taken a significant toll on his family, telling Ben the greyhounds saga was particularly damaging.

“My daughter was hassled at her workplace while she was trying to do her HSC. We got death threats against my kids.

“It was a pretty torrid time for my family, we had security 24 hours a day.

“It was a dark time but look there’s been more bright times than there has been ugly ones.”

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