The defendant pleaded guilty to stabbing a fellow prison inmate for the second time within approximately one year and was sentenced on 30 October 2015. He had an appalling record for violent offences including aggravated robberies and other assaults. The Crown were seeking preventive detention. I encouraged the defendant to take up courses to assist…

Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier has been back in court, accused of assaulting a woman. The New Zealand musician denies the charge and appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday. Wearing a Liverpool football shirt, Brazier remained quiet during his brief appearance and let his lawyer, Adam Couchman, do the talking. According to the police…