SUR­VIVOR FRONTS SHOOT­ING IN­QUEST

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - FRONT PAGE - JA­NINE WAT­SON Ja­nine.Wat­son@coff­s­coas­tad­vo­cate.com.au

AT times tear­ful but with her courage shin­ing through, Dr Amanda Jay ap­peared at the in­quest into the po­lice shoot­ing of the man who vi­o­lently at­tacked her two years ago.

The in­quest into the death of Paul Lam­bert be­gan on Mon­day at Coffs Har­bour Lo­cal Court where de­tails emerged of the deeply trou­bled man with a long his­tory of vi­o­lence to­wards women.

Dr Jay spoke of first meet­ing the “charm­ing” Mr Lam­bert on dat­ing app Tin­der while work­ing at Port Mac­quarie.

Wear­ing a white rib­bon lapel badge she spoke of her life, two years on from the at­tack which saw her stabbed 11 times and doused in petrol, as a sur­vivor of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“Af­ter ev­ery­thing that hap­pened I felt like a mur­der vic­tim and it was weird in a way that I didn’t die be­cause there are a lot of women get­ting burnt and stabbed to death in Aus­tralia and I feel I owe it to all of those women who have been mur­dered to be their voice.”

Photo: NATHAN ED­WARDS

BRAVE: An­gela Jay walks into the In­quest into the shoot­ing death of Paul Lam­bert at Coffs Har­bour Court­house yes­ter­day.

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