Journalist Phillip Cottrell murder accused in court
- 13 January 2012
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
One of two teenagers accused of murdering a British journalist in New Zealand has appeared in court.
Nicho Waipuka, 19, appeared at Wellington District Court, charged with murdering 43-year-old former BBC Scotland journalist Phillip Cottrell.
He was remanded in custody. Co-accused, Manuel Robinson, 17, has been released on bail until a hearing next month.
Mr Cottrell died after a suspected street attack on 10 December after leaving work at Radio New Zealand.
It is believed that he was assaulted minutes after leaving the independent station where he worked as a news editor.
He was found unconscious by a taxi driver outside a Baptist Church on Boulcott Street in Wellington at about 05:30 on 10 December.
Mr Cottrell died the following day in hospital.
The 43-year-old had worked for BBC Scotland in Glasgow before settling in New Zealand.