Man accused of murdering Bradley Lomax assaulted behind bars
An alleged Christchurch murderer has been beaten up behind bars.
Kasha William Gosset, a 35-year-old landscape gardener from Oxford, is one of two men charged with the murder of Rebels motorcycle club gang member 24-year-old Bradley Lomax, 24.
A group of four-wheel-drivers found Lomax's body on the Waimakariri riverbed on September 4.
A Corrections spokesman confirmed "a number of other prisoners" assaulted a prisoner, understood to be Gosset, at the Otago Corrections Facility on Saturday.
The prisoner was taken to hospital to be monitored, but returned to prison the same day, he said.
"Corrections has a zero tolerance for violence in its prisons and police have been advised of the incident. Safety is our top priority and any prisoner who resorts to violence will be held to account."
Gosset and a 30-year-old man, who has interim name suppression, both entered no pleas to the joint charges of murder on September 12. They were remanded in custody and are due to appear in the High Court on Friday.
Police arrested the accused pair on September 11, the day of Lomax's funeral.