Andrew Johns calls police over alleged stalker incident

Space-Separated Links


Andrew Johns has been through the personal hell of an alleged stalking incident that has led to a man being charged by police.

As first reported by News Corp, the rugby league icon was allegedly followed back to his home by a 27-year-old man after having a surf at Bronte beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Watch every game of every round this NRL Telstra Premiership Season LIVE with no ad-breaks during play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial today >

The Newcastle Knights legend is reported to have first encountered the man on March 29 during a surfing session where the man is alleged to have followed him into the water and stared at him.

After returning home, Johns allegedly spotted the same man outside his house.

Johns is also alleged to have seen the same man again at a local Cafe the following day on March 30.

Johns then called police and the man was arrested on March 31 and charged with one count of stalking.

Johns carried out his regular TV duties with Channel 9 on Easter Sunday, March 31.

He was seen smiling and laughing during a broadcast from a Channel 9 studio ahead of the network’s coverage of the Warriors-Knights Round 4 clash in Auckland.

“A man has been charged following an investigation by officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command into the alleged stalking of a 49-year-old man,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“On Sunday 31 March 2024, a 27-year-old man was charged with stalking and refused bail.

“He appeared before Parramatta Local Court yesterday (1 April 2024) and was granted bail.”

According to the report, the man listed a Bondi address as his residence as part of his bail conditions. Police discovered the address listed did not exist.

The man was arrested again on April 2 and has been charged with breaching bail conditions.

A magistrate at Waverley Local Court remanded the man in custody. He is due to undergo a mental health assessment.

Police have applied for an apprehended personal violence order (APVO) for the protection of Johns. The man will face court on Thursday in relation to the AVO application.

The ordeal has not impacted Johns’ TV roles and he has continued to be the leading analyst on Channel 9’s NRL coverage.

The 49-year-old rugby league immortal is one of the most popular commentators in the sport and enjoyed a career of immense success at international, club and State of Origin level.

The character popularly referred to as “Joey” was the driving force behind the Knights’ premiership triumphs in 1997 and 2001.

Leave a Comment