3 Dec 2020

Child sex offender back in court in fight for media interview

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 3 December 2020

The child sex offender and prison escaper, Phillip John Smith, has been back in court for another legal fight as he pushes to be interviewed by a journalist.

Last year, Corrections rejected Stuff's request to interview Smith - but the High Court told them to review it.

Corrections appealed that at the Court of Appeal today. Our reporter, Jonathan Mitchell, was there.