Tapes reveal Jewish revenge plot to kill six million

Long-lost tapes reveal details of a foiled plan by the Jewish Avengers to kill six million Germans by poisoning the country’s water supply in revenge for the Holocaust. 

Film maker Avi Merkado found ten tapes, buried in a museum in Israel, which detailed how a band of Jewish partisans formed after the Second World War.   

The recordings – which have never been heard in public – are at the heart of a new documentary entitled Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, due to air on January 27.

A group shot of the Avengers probably taken in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the mid 1940s - with Kovner centre-back

A group shot of the Avengers probably taken in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the mid 1940s - with Kovner centre-back

A group shot of the Avengers probably taken in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the mid 1940s – with Kovner centre-back

Portrait of Poldeck during the war

Portrait of Poldeck during the war

Researchers from the documentary tracked down the son of Avengers Avi and Leopold Vassiman, known as Poldeck (pictured), now 93, who was responsible for financing the operation

Recorded in 1985, when their leader Vilnius Ghetto survivor and Israeli poet Abba Kovner, was dying of cancer, they provide the most detailed account of the group’s 1946 plans. 

The tapes describe how The Avengers, led by Kovner and Pasha Reichmann, funded their activities with £5 notes, forged by Jews in concentration camps and exchanged on the black market. 

They claim that the late Israeli Presidents, Chaim Weizmann and Ephraim Katzir, were instrumental in helping the Avengers acquire the poison they needed for their audacious plot.

They describe how Avengers’ agents infiltrated the waterworks of four German cities – Hamburg, Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Munich – but plans to poison the water supplies were foiled when Kovner was arrested at sea.

The Channel 4 documentary Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, to be screened on January 27

The Channel 4 documentary Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, to be screened on January 27

The Channel 4 documentary Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, to be screened on January 27

The programme will include interviews six of the remaining Avengers, including Auschwitz survivor Yehuda Maimon and Simcha Rotem 

The programme will include interviews six of the remaining Avengers, including Auschwitz survivor Yehuda Maimon and Simcha Rotem 

The programme will include interviews six of the remaining Avengers, including Auschwitz survivor Yehuda Maimon and Simcha Rotem 

And they talk about their second mass murder attempt to poison the bread of 50,000 SS officers in Prisoner of War camps in Nuremberg and Munich, which was more successful, striking down up to 2,000 victims.

Mr Merkado told MailOnline: ‘The story of the tapes started a few years ago with Kovner’s grandson Nimrod. He was moving into his grandfather’s old house and boxes of his possessions were taken to the Museum.

‘After talking to Avi Avidov, who was Pasha Reichmann’s son, who taught me my BA, I found a tape in a box of his old things. I thought there must be more, so I went to the Museum and went through his stuff and eventually found ten tapes. It was a Eureka moment.

‘I was especially interested in the interview with Abba Kovner at the beginning when he explained how they did it and why they felt it necessary to make a response to the horrors.’

Still of drama reconstruction of the Avengers meeting in Vilnius during the war

Still of drama reconstruction of the Avengers meeting in Vilnius during the war

Still of drama reconstruction of the Avengers meeting in Vilnius during the war

The Channel 4 documentary Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, to be screened on January 27, interviews six of the remaining Avengers, including Auschwitz survivor Yehuda Maimon, Simcha Rotem – the last survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – and Hasia Warshawski, a woman so traumatised by events that she has never spoken before in public.

They have also tracked down Kovner’s son Michael, Reichmann’s son Avi and Leopold Vassiman, known as Poldeck, now 93, who was responsible for financing the operation.

He came up with the ingenious – and ironic – source of cash, buying £5 notes, which had been forged in concentration camps, in Germany and selling them on the Italian black market. ‘The difference we got between the buying and the selling rates paid for our living expenses,’ he revealed.

Executive co-producer Dinah Lord said: ‘This is an incredible story that very few people will know, told from the first-hand perspective of the last survivors directly involved and based on extensive research which has unearthed remarkable new evidence.’

Commissioning editor Rob Coldstream added: ‘We are proud to have this remarkable film. Both intensely moving and deeply shocking it packs a real emotional punch – and by flipping the traditional Holocaust narrative on its head asks profound questions about the nature of justice.’

:: Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, is screened at 9pm on Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, on Channel 4

Man pays for airport parking but still gets a ticket

When is a car parking space at a major British airport not a car parking space?

According to Steven Rowlands, of North Wales, it is when the vehicle is parked at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.

Mr Rowlands is currently involved in a protracted row with the airport authorities over whether a space in the car park is actually a genuine parking space and not – as the airport appears to claim – an area that amounts to a fake space. 

Mr Rowlands bought a ticket to park at the airport and and parked in what has now become a disputed area.

When he came back from his holiday, he found a parking ticket on his vehicle and discovered that the place where he had parked was not considered to be official.

Mr Rowlands, who lives near Llandudno, has now written a furious letter to the airport demanding to know why the area isn’t clearly marked as a ‘no parking’ zone.

His letter includes satellite images showing other cars parked in similar positions – and demands to know how much money the airport has made in fines from people who have made the same mistake. 

‘I bought a ticket, and paid for my stay fairly by parking in a tidy and perfectly safe and acceptable manner,’ an indignant Mr Rowlands said.

‘As I entered the car park I turned right and was looking out for a space. When I saw one I drove past, stopped and reverse parked.

 ‘I bought a ticket, and paid for my stay fairly by parking in a tidy and perfectly safe and acceptable manner

‘Once parked I opened my door, checked the distance from the white line and was satisfied.’

Mr Rowlands then caught his flight – but got a shock when he returned to the car park and found a ticket. 

‘The reason why I had received it was because I had not parked within the white lines. 

‘I was so angry because the space that I had parked in looked like a space. It is the right size for a space, and it has a black line opposite the white line that at a glance gives you the illusion that this is an actual space.’

 ‘My argument against the issue of the ticket is that if the car park administrators don’t want any car parking in this imitation space then it should have taken measures to identify this space as an unusable area – especially if it looks like a space! The car park has taken these measures in other areas.’

Mr Rowlands has also sent the airport pictures from Google Earth showing that other spaces in the airport have been given clear markings to tell people they should not park there.

 ‘I believe the car park is in the wrong and should have used yellow hatching to cover all areas that might be used as a space – not just some areas,’ he said.

Mr Rowlands decided to look at satellite views of the car park, including views from Apple Maps and Google Earth, and saw that there other parts of the car park which also will be liable to receive tickets in what appear to be perfectly reasonable places.

An airport spokesman said: ‘Policing of the Airport Car Parks is dealt with by a separate company on our behalf and we have asked Mr Rowlands to send us the reference number relating to his Parking Charge Notice in order that this can be discussed with the contractor and looked into further.’ 

Ellie Gonsalves says sex harassment is common in Hollywood

She’s the Brisbane-born model making her acting debut in ‘Fighting With My Family’.

And Ellie Gonsalves has become an outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, recently saying it is ‘rampant’ to this day.

The 26-year-old, who calls her co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson her ‘mentor’ opened up to YahooBe on Saturday about not feeling ‘protected’ as an actress.

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Vocal: Ellie Gonsalves has become an outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, recently saying it is 'rampant' to this day

Vocal: Ellie Gonsalves has become an outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, recently saying it is 'rampant' to this day

Vocal: Ellie Gonsalves has become an outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, recently saying it is ‘rampant’ to this day

‘We don’t get protected in our industry enough,’ the Guess pin-up declared.

The striking brunette explained how Harvey Weinstein’s dramatic downfall had opened ‘so many painful doors’ for actresses.

‘It’s rampant and it’s a lot more rampant than people think that it is,’ she contended.

'It’s rampant and it’s a lot more rampant than people think that it is,' she contended

'It’s rampant and it’s a lot more rampant than people think that it is,' she contended

‘It’s rampant and it’s a lot more rampant than people think that it is,’ she contended

She also insisted young starlets are not ‘protected enough’ and the illusion fans have of a celebrity’s high-flying, privileged lifestyle isn’t true.

‘People think we have this amazing, glamourous life that’s perfect, it’s totally not true,’ she offered.

Ellie will soon be seen in Fighting With My Family, a comedy-drama starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Stephen Merchant.

More than just a co-star, Dwayne, 45, encouraged Ellie to pick herself up following her father’s suicide two years ago.

'People think we have this amazing, glamourous life that’s perfect, it's totally not true,' she offered

'People think we have this amazing, glamourous life that’s perfect, it's totally not true,' she offered

‘People think we have this amazing, glamourous life that’s perfect, it’s totally not true,’ she offered

‘He really did encourage me to share my story and make that a positive thing, make every lesson a positive lesson,’ Ellie told YahooBe in a previous interview. 

‘Working with Dwayne, he really did encourage me; he’s been such a mentor to me.

‘It really did hit us out of nowhere and it really did destroy my life for a really, really long time. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about him and wish that I could just call him,’ she continued.

If you are experiencing depressive or suicidal thoughts, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 22 4636. 

'Working with Dwayne, he really did encourage me; he's been such a mentor to me,' Ellie said of working with The Rock on her film debut

'Working with Dwayne, he really did encourage me; he's been such a mentor to me,' Ellie said of working with The Rock on her film debut

‘Working with Dwayne, he really did encourage me; he’s been such a mentor to me,’ Ellie said of working with The Rock on her film debut

Woman who killed Jean Downing in freak crash walks free

A pensioner who killed a 95-year-old great-grandmother in a freak hospital car crash cried in the dock as she was spared jail after the victim’s family begged a judge to show mercy.

Jean Downing died after Jean Epsley’s Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park.

The 72-year-old had not put the semi-automatic vehicle into neutral or applied the handbrake and instead of braking she mistakenly hit the accelerator.

A court heard the Toyota careered through the exit of the car park, across the road and up a grass bank, hitting railings and the road sign outside Maidstone Hospital in Kent, on May 30 last year. 

Jean Downing (pictured) died after Jean Epsley's Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park

Jean Downing (pictured) died after Jean Epsley's Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park

Jean Downing (pictured) died after Jean Epsley’s Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park

A pensioner who killed a 95-year-old great-grandmother in a freak car crash at Maidstone Hospital cried in the dock as she was spared jail after the victim's family begged a judge to show mercy

A pensioner who killed a 95-year-old great-grandmother in a freak car crash at Maidstone Hospital cried in the dock as she was spared jail after the victim's family begged a judge to show mercy

A pensioner who killed a 95-year-old great-grandmother in a freak car crash at Maidstone Hospital cried in the dock as she was spared jail after the victim’s family begged a judge to show mercy

The sign dislodged and flew through the air, hitting Mrs Downing in her head and neck as she sat in a wheelchair on the verge.

The mother of three suffered multiple injuries and died later that day, Maidstone Crown Court heard. 

Mrs Downing, who also had three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, had attended a hospital appointment and was waiting for her carer to give her a lift to her home in Staplehurst, Kent.

Epsley herself had taken her 83-year-old husband Brian to hospital that day and they were heading back to their home in nearby Ditton.

The mother of two, who walks with a frame, cried in the dock as a judge told her he would not be sending her to prison for what was a ‘tragic, extraordinary and exceptional’ case.

He also praised Mrs Downing’s family for their ‘extraordinary insight, empathy and understanding’ in not wishing to see the pensioner jailed.

Jean Downing died after Jean Epsley's Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park. She walked free from Maidstone Crown Court today

Jean Downing died after Jean Epsley's Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park. She walked free from Maidstone Crown Court today

Jean Downing died after Jean Epsley’s Toyota Yaris starting moving when she stood half out of it while trying to reach a ticket machine in a car park. She walked free from Maidstone Crown Court today

Despite her age, the former tool engraver was active, lived alone and did not rely on a wheelchair to get around.

In a moving victim personal statement read to the court, the widow’s eldest daughter Ann Downing also spoke of the family’s huge loss.

She wrote: ‘She was dear to us all. This tragic incident took our mum’s life prematurely and has left us devastated due to the manner in which it happened.

‘But equally we are pragmatic in relation to the circumstances as to how this collision happened and to Jean Epsley’s poor judgment which caused it.

‘We understand she will have to deal with this on her conscience for the rest of her life and while her actions must be accounted for we do feel sorry for her.

‘We do not wish to see her go to prison.’

Epsley admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was given 14 months’ jail suspended for 18 months.

She was also banned for driving for two years, although Judge Julian Smith said he was certain she would never drive again.

Expressing his condolences to Mrs Downing’s family and describing their insight as humbling, the judge added: ‘They speak of their sympathy for you and robustly, and some may think generously, express their wish not to see you in prison.’

Epsley, who has no previous convictions and had driven for 43 years without any licence endorsements or points, was also ordered to pay £800 in costs.

Sri Lanka president takes charge of economy as…

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Sirisena (R) has clashed with free-market champion Wickremesinghe (L) over economic policy

Sirisena (R) has clashed with free-market champion Wickremesinghe (L) over economic policy

Sirisena (R) has clashed with free-market champion Wickremesinghe (L) over economic policy

Sri Lanka’s president announced Saturday that he would take control of the island’s economy from the prime minister, as relations worsen between the ruling party and its main coalition partner.

Maithripala Sirisena said he would directly manage the economy through a special economic council headed by him, taking over the responsibility from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his United National Party (UNP).

“Although the UNP was allowed to manage the economy in the past three years, from this month, the President will take it over,” his office said in a statement.

Sirisena joined hands with the UNP to topple Mahinda Rajapakse in January 2015, ending the strongman president’s decade in power.

But since then their alliance has fractured, with Sirisena clashing with free-market champion Wickremesinghe over economic policy.

There was no immediate reaction from Wickremesinghe to the decision, which came after a heated cabinet meeting in which Sirisena accused the UNP of unleashing a smear campaign against him, according to sources close to the president.

Tensions between the coalition partners have escalated over Sirisena’s efforts to extend his presidential term by one more year till 2021, a move that was shot down by the Supreme Court last week.

The UNP has indicated it may go it alone in the next general election in 2020.

Sirisena has publicly accused the UNP of being more corrupt than the Rajapakse regime which they both ousted.

During his rule, Rajapakse granted himself greater powers over the police, judiciary and civil servants, excesses which Sirisena pledged to curb upon his election.

Parliament voted overwhelmingly in early 2015 to restrict the power of the presidency, restoring a two-term limit and reviving independent bodies to manage key institutions such as the police and the judiciary.

In recent weeks, Sirisena has sought to assert his authority, reimposing a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister and UNP leader Mangala Samaraweera lifted the restriction earlier this month.

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Anti-vaxxer allegedly proposes unvaccinated childcare

Anti-vaxxers excluded from day care have come up with an initiative to avoid the new tough No Jab No Play laws  – by opening their own centre.

As of January 1, unvaccinated children in NSW are prevented from attending day care and directors face a fine of up to $5,500 for dodging the rules. 

One NSW woman however, who describes herself as a ‘vegan mum to a toddler living off grid near Byron Bay’, has reportedly called for parents to join ‘an affordable day care co-op,’ according to the Daily Telegraph.

Anti-vaxxer Amy Moffat has come up with an initiative to avoid new No Jab No Play laws

Anti-vaxxer Amy Moffat has come up with an initiative to avoid new No Jab No Play laws

Anti-vaxxer Amy Moffat has come up with an initiative to avoid new No Jab No Play laws

As of January 1 unvaccinated children are prevented from attending day care

As of January 1 unvaccinated children are prevented from attending day care

As of January 1 unvaccinated children are prevented from attending day care

In a post publicly posted to an online community board, Amy Moffat wrote she has been considering sending a message to the government, opting to instead ‘do it her own way’. 

She wrote the mission of ‘The Kids Co-op’ was ‘to provide an affordable, community-run, self-funded childminding co-operative open to all, where no regulations or legalities are imposed by government or funding bodies, and all decisions and operations are decided upon democratically as a community.’ 

Within just three weeks the co-op has garnered interest from 126 members. 

Ms Moffat declined to comment when she was contacted by Newscorp. 

The area is known for low vaccination rates with Mullumbimby’s rate at just 50 per cent and Byron Bay at just 60 per cent among five year olds.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said any unregulated child care service would face consequences. 

The NSW woman has reportedly called for 'an affordable day care co-op'

The NSW woman has reportedly called for 'an affordable day care co-op'

The NSW woman has reportedly called for ‘an affordable day care co-op’

‘Now I am aware of what amounts to a crazy insurrection, I will seek legal advice from the department and, if it is possible to prosecute this person, I’m inclined to do so,’ Mr Hazzard said.

Operating an educational centre for kids without approval invited penalties of up to $100,000, according to Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell, who said to do so would be illegal.

‘Setting up a service to intentionally break the law is irresponsible and puts innocent children at risk, and I have absolutely no issue cracking down on any illegal operators.’ 

Mr Hazzard said measures to ensure children in preschools and day care facilities are kept safe will be monitored. 

Gold Coast actress Jessica Green to star in The Outpost

She’s a relative unknown who is about to be launched into US network television stardom. 

Gold Coast native Jessica Green will be hitting the small screen, after the 24-year-old nabbed the lead role in new Syfy fantasy series, The Outpost.

In an interview with The Gold Coast Bulletin on Sunday, the striking actress admitted she was ‘so excited’ to share the news of her big break in Hollywood.

The next Margot Robbie? Former Gold Coast actress Jessica Green, 24, has landed her first big American television gig, starring as Talon on the new Syfy series, The Outpost

The next Margot Robbie? Former Gold Coast actress Jessica Green, 24, has landed her first big American television gig, starring as Talon on the new Syfy series, The Outpost

The next Margot Robbie? Former Gold Coast actress Jessica Green, 24, has landed her first big American television gig, starring as Talon on the new Syfy series, The Outpost

‘Just goes to show never give up on your dreams,’ the actress and model said.

Jessica added: ‘All those years of auditioning, I finally got a “yes”.’ 

Jessica will play a character called ‘Talon’ in the series produced by Dean Devlin, whose film credits also include Independence Day.

Talon is the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods, who sets off to the edge of civilisation to track her family’s killers. 

"All those years of auditioning": The striking 24-year-old will play "Talon" on Syfy series, The Outpost, which will be her first big gig on US network television

"All those years of auditioning": The striking 24-year-old will play "Talon" on Syfy series, The Outpost, which will be her first big gig on US network television

‘All those years of auditioning’: The striking 24-year-old will play ‘Talon’ on Syfy series, The Outpost, which will be her first big gig on US network television

While on her journey she discovers she has supernatural powers which she must learn to harness in order to achieve her goals. 

Jessica also told the publication she was grateful for the opportunity to showcase her acting skills in the 10-episode series, adding that she was looking forward to working with her new colleagues.

‘I’ve been in Utah doing pre-production for the last few weeks but filming begins today (Jan 16),’ she said. 

Big break: The Australian actress starred in the film Red Billabong and first graced screens as Kiki in the tween program, Lightning Point 

Big break: The Australian actress starred in the film Red Billabong and first graced screens as Kiki in the tween program, Lightning Point 

Big break: The Australian actress starred in the film Red Billabong and first graced screens as Kiki in the tween program, Lightning Point 

 Despite having an uncredited role in last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, this will be Jessica’s first major foray into US television.

It is also her  first time in a lead role – a feat many Australian actors who make the move to Hollywood can only dream of.

The raven-haired beauty first graced the Australian small screen on tween program Lightning Point in 2012, before going on to star in her first feature film, Red Billabong in 2016.    

'So much fun getting into character': The actress has said she's appreciative to be given the opportunity to work on the 10-episode series  

'So much fun getting into character': The actress has said she's appreciative to be given the opportunity to work on the 10-episode series  

‘So much fun getting into character’: The actress has said she’s appreciative to be given the opportunity to work on the 10-episode series  

The humble actress has kept her down-to-earth attitude, having relocated to America after filming Red Billabong. 

Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin following filming of Pirates of the Caribbean, the actress again showed appreciation for the experience.

‘I was very fortunate to land two days working on set of Pirates of the Caribbean,’ she spilled to the publication in 2015.  

‘Which was an amazing experience and so much fun getting into character.’    

Actress and model: The 24-year-old actress doesn't mind flaunting her incredible bikini body to her nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram  

Actress and model: The 24-year-old actress doesn't mind flaunting her incredible bikini body to her nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram  

Actress and model: The 24-year-old actress doesn’t mind flaunting her incredible bikini body to her nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram  

La La land: the actress said she's been in pre-production but filming of the series will start on January 16

La La land: the actress said she's been in pre-production but filming of the series will start on January 16

La La land: the actress said she’s been in pre-production but filming of the series will start on January 16

Couple found passed out behind the wheel in Perth

  • A man and a woman have been found unresponsive in their ute
  • The pair were in a vehicle on Leach Highway in Perth on Friday about 9pm
  • Shocking footage shows a 39-year-old man passed out behind the wheel

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A man and a woman have been found unresponsive in their ute as they held up traffic on a busy highway.

The pair were in a vehicle on Leach Highway in Perth on Friday about 9pm, 7 News reported.

Motorists behind the ute started to become frustrated, before someone went to see what was going on.

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Shocking footage shows a 39-year-old man passed out behind the wheel, and a 40-year-old woman in the passenger seat in the same state

Shocking footage shows a 39-year-old man passed out behind the wheel, and a 40-year-old woman in the passenger seat in the same state

Shocking footage shows a 39-year-old man passed out behind the wheel, and a 40-year-old woman in the passenger seat in the same state

When police arrived the driver was still unresponsive and not able to be tested for drugs or alcohol 

When police arrived the driver was still unresponsive and not able to be tested for drugs or alcohol 

When police arrived the driver was still unresponsive and not able to be tested for drugs or alcohol 

Shocking footage shows a 39-year-old man passed out behind the wheel, and a 40-year-old woman in the passenger seat in the same state.

Witness Aaron Gliddon said people were ‘beeping like crazy’ but the man and the woman didn’t budge.

Mr Gliddon said the woman ‘looked like she was dead.’

When police arrived the driver was still unresponsive and not able to be tested for drugs or alcohol.

He was later taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

His passenger woke up but refused treatment.

Police are investigating if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

A man and a woman have been found unresponsive in their ute as they held up traffic on a busy highway

A man and a woman have been found unresponsive in their ute as they held up traffic on a busy highway

A man and a woman have been found unresponsive in their ute as they held up traffic on a busy highway

 

NRL star Brett Finch weds his girlfriend in Melbourne

  • Former NRL star Brett Finch has married his long term partner Elli Johnston
  • The pair tied the knot at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne on Saturday 
  • Finch said his life started falling apart in 2013 after retiring from NRL 

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Former NRL star Brett Finch has married his long term partner Elli Johnston only 18 months after checking out of a rehab clinic for drug and alcohol addiction.

The 36-year-old revealed after he checked out of the Thai clinic he worked as a stop-go man on the streets of Melbourne.

‘I was hoping no one would recognise me. It was the middle of the night about 40 minutes out of Melbourne. What chance anyone would see me? Only a few cars went by all night,’ the newly married man told The Daily Telegraph.

Former NRL star Brett Finch has married his long term partner Elli Johnston

Former NRL star Brett Finch has married his long term partner Elli Johnston

Former NRL star Brett Finch has married his long term partner Elli Johnston

On Saturday Finch married his partner of four years Elli Johnston (pictured) at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

On Saturday Finch married his partner of four years Elli Johnston (pictured) at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

On Saturday Finch married his partner of four years Elli Johnston (pictured) at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

Elli Johnston is picturewd with friends at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

Elli Johnston is picturewd with friends at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

Elli Johnston is picturewd with friends at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne

‘You wouldn’t believe it- the second car that drove past and the bloke calls out, ‘Hey, Finchy.’ He got me straight away. It was about 2am when I used to be in the nightclubs.

‘To me it wasn’t even about earning a wage. It was about keeping myself busy and I’ve never been afraid of hard work.’

On Saturday Finch married his partner of four years Elli Johnston at Greenfields Albert Park in Melbourne.

Present were Blues Origin coach Freddy Fittler, Australia’s Test captain Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Mitchell Pearce.

Finch said his life started falling apart in 2013 after retiring from a playing career spanning 14 years.

He is also celebrating a new two-year deal with Fox Sports as a presenter.

The couple said they plan to start a family in the near future.

The couple said they plan to start a family in the near future

The couple said they plan to start a family in the near future

The couple said they plan to start a family in the near future

 

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace LIVE: EPL at Emirates Stadium

  • Arsenal host Crystal Palace in first match without Man United-bound Sanchez
  • Chile forward said goodbye to players and staff at team hotel on Friday night
  • He had initially been included in Arsene Wenger’s matchday squad for this game
  • Arsenal XI: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Wilshere, Xhaka; Iwobi, Elneny, Ozil; Lacazette
  • Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur; Sako, Cabaye, Zaha; Benteke
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