From prime minister to crime hunter: John Howard intervenes in a dispute about domestic violence during his daily walk
- John Howard stepped in during a domestic conflict on the north coast of Sydney
- The former prime minister walked when he saw a man and a woman arguing
- He remained on the woman's side until the police arrived and helped officers with inquiries
- Mr. Howard declined to comment on the fight, but confirmed that an & # 39; incident & # 39; went down
Aidan Wondracz for Daily Mail Australia
Former Prime Minister John Howard has become a crime hunter after he intervened in a dispute over domestic violence.
The 79-year-old took his routine walk near his home in Wollstonecraft, on the north coast of Sydney, on Wednesday morning when he saw a man and a woman reportedly in a physical altercation, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
Howard stepped in and stayed with the woman until the police arrived, a liberal source told the publication.
Former Prime Minister John Howard (photo) intervened in a dispute about domestic violence during a morning walk on Wednesday
"He adopted the Taliban in his sixties and now he is taking home violence for almost 80 years," said the liberal source in honor of Howard.
The former liberal leader declined to comment on the scuffle, but confirmed that there was an "incident". Has been.
The police said he had assisted on the spot and it is believed that he helps the North Shore police commanders to gather intelligence.
They pointed out that he was in no way involved in the actual argument.
Howard's intervention is the latest in a series of attempts to address domestic violence.
The former prime minister set up the Partnership Against Domestic Violence program in 1997.
Howard's (pictured) intervention is the latest in a series of attempts to address domestic violence
It is believed that the husband and wife have landed in the alleged physical altercation after the husband has tried to put something in a trash can.
A 44-year-old woman was accused of violating a judgment of the requested domestic violence. She received a conditional deposit and appears Tuesday at Manly Local Court.
The 47-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure in mental health care.
The police intend to talk to him if he & # 39; good enough & # 39; is.
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