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Some ratbags have been playing with sharp implements in prison.

A maximum security prisoner is in a Status 1 condition with life threatening injuries following a stabbing at Auckland’s Paremoremo prison this morning.

Police say the incident started just before 10am when three inmates attacked one other in a cell.

The fight spilled out onto the landing of the cell block where a second inmate was also assaulted. 

Both victims received a beating and were stabbed with home made weapons.

The attack ceased when prison officers intervened.

The first victim received a serious stab wound to the neck and was taken to Auckland hospital. He remains in a serious condition.

The second victim received first aid at the prison for less serious injuries.

These sorts of situations can be very dangerous. The prison officers should be very careful in such circumstances and they perhaps should have taken a bit longer to intervene. These situations tend to resolve themselves so no need to rush in quickly.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.