'Absolute hell': Pilot Ian Pullen's family say Joshua Knight jail term 'a kick in the guts'

By Sam Rigney
Updated June 28 2022 - 7:06am, first published 6:30am
NO JUSTICE: Ian Pullen's mother, Gillian, his wife, Vicki, and his son, Cody, outside Newcastle courthouse on Tuesday. The family said they were "disappointed" with the jail term for Joshua Knight and described it as a "kick in the guts". Picture: Simone De Peak

AFTER nearly four years of "heartache and hell", the family of New Zealand helicopter pilot Ian Pullen flew to Newcastle this week in search of justice.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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