Appeal hearing of jailed prison officer adjourned to Sydney

THE appeal hearing of jailed prison officer Terry Dolling has been adjourned to Sydney to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

Dolling was previously convicted and jailed for repeatedly punching a prisoner in the Newcastle Courthouse cells after the prisoner spat in Dolling's face.

Dolling was granted bail pending his appeal against the severity of his sentence.

He was supported by a large contingent of colleagues in Newcastle District Court today.

The case will be heard in Sydney in two weeks.

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