Terror raids suspect beaten in jail

A man arrested in the terror raids has been badly beaten in prison but is refusing to name his attacker.

The Corrections Department confirmed that a prisoner – understood to be Jamie Lockett, who faces three Firearms Act charges – was taken to hospital after an assault but was now back in prison.

He had refused to lay a complaint or reveal any details of the assault to police or prison staff.

The beating was revealed yesterday when lawyer Mary Kennedy successfully argued in Auckland District Court to free another person arrested during the raids, Rongomai Peropero Bailey, 28.

Ms Kennedy said Lockett had received “quite serious injuries” on Sunday in the assault while on remand at Mt Eden Prison in central Auckland, where five of the 17 arrested in the raids were being held.

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