A flashing beacon of justice?…

I read two newspapers on Sundays – The Observer and The News of The World. I was into my second cup of espresso when I turned to page 11 of the News of The World. “TOP JUDGE NICKED FOR FLASHING” ran the headline.

I read this article with particular care and, because of the gravity of the matter, have taken especial care to record certain quotes, directly from the newspaper report. The reporter, Polly Graham states ” One of the country’s most senior judges – who ruled on the Stockwell Tube shooting case – has been arrested for allegedly flashing at a woman on a train.”

The report goes on to state that “Lord Justice Richards was held by British Transport Police after a complaint from a shocked female passenger that a man had exposed himself to her.” British Transport Police confirmed that a 56 year old man had been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation, but declined to comment further.

The NOTW reporter stated: “Confronted at his Wimbledon home yesterday, Lord Justice Richards confirmed that he had been arrested.”

Lord Justice Richards is reported as saying: “Yes, that is correct I spoke to Police and gave them my full co-operation about an incident last October which I deny.”

Richards LJ continues: “I have not been charged and have been bailed in the usual manner.”

Interesting that the incident is alleged to have taken place last October and that the police, according to the report in the News of The World, mounted an undercover operation which ‘culminated in Friday’s arrest of (Lord Justice Richards)”

11 thoughts on “A flashing beacon of justice?…

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  2. How synchronous is the arrest of Judge Richards over an alleged ‘flashing incident’ of October 2006, with the decision by Judge Richards et al, over allowing the Law Lords to comment on the de Menezes family appeal?

    On 19th January 2007, Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Forbes declared the de Menezes appeal case raised “points of law of general public importance” and certified that the High Court decision had raised two questions relating to human rights which the House of Lords might consider answering

    He was also arrested on 19th January 2007.

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  4. Could this be the same woman who made the unfounded rape allegation against Jean Charles de Menezes I wonder ?

    The rape allegation was first made public on 12.3.2006, 33 weeks and 3 days on from 22.7.2005 (333) and just 2 days before the IPCC announced they had completed the Stockwell 1 report.

    He was arrestested on 1.19, charged on 2.3.2007, an interval of 1 week and 19 months after Jean Charles de Menezes was executed on 22.7.2005 (119)

    On 2.3.2007 Princess Tony had been Lord of the Manor for 9 years, 10 months and 1 day. (911)

  5. Hugely constructive comment Seb.

    If you think this is unconnected to Jean Charles de Menezes then I would suggest that you might like to broaden your horizons somewhat.

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