Police protection was required for a private investigator who tried to serve court papers to the controversial adviser of runaway rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams at an Anthony Mundine fight.
It was just too dangerous to serve the papers to Khoder Nasser at the fight at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, the investigator says. He was surrounded by several supporters of Nasser when he tried to enter the VIP area just before Mundine's fight.
Nasser wasn't even at the fight and the Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph says he is planning to escape to the United Kingdom today to join Williams.
The NRL and the Bulldogs were hoping the court papers would force Nasser to come clean about the overseas location of the former Bulldogs star.
NRL lawyers will again attempt to serve the papers today, possibly at the Sydney airport before Nasser boards a plane for England.