Hunter women turn to self defence for strength in wake of attacks

Helen Gregory
Updated July 14 2018 - 10:19am, first published 8:00am

ROCHELLE Buckley was in a park after her second self defence class when a man stopped, offered her a lift and started getting out of his car.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory


Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting.

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