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Lockett beaten up in prison

Published: 7:08AM Wednesday October 24, 2007 Source: ONE News/Newstalk ZB

It has been revealed that a man arrested in the recent police raids has been beaten up while on remand in prison.

Aucklander Jamie Lockett, who is facing three firearms charges, has been held in custody since last week after being refused bail.

His lawyer, Jeremy Bioletti, confirmed that Lockett needed hospital treatment after suffering serious facial injuries in Mount Eden jail.

Lockett is now back in jail.

It is understood he refused to lay a complaint or reveal any details of the assault to police or prison staff.

Meanwhile, another man arrested in the raids was released on bail after a hearing at the Auckland District Court on Tuesday.

Rongomai Bailey is facing four charges of possessing firearms and molotov cocktails. His lawyer argued there were no lawful grounds to keep him in custody.

Members of the Armed Offenders Squad carried out raids on guerrilla style training camps in the Urewera Ranges and at several other locations, making a number of arrests for alleged weapons offences.

High profile activist Tuhoe activist Tame Iti made another brief appearance in the Rotorua District Court on Wednesday morning.

Iti is still trying to obtain bail, but a date for a hearing has yet to be set.

He has been remanded in custody again until Thursday when the Crown will make an application to have the case move to Auckland to be heard alongside others arrested during last week's anti terror raids.