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Judge taken to hospital after family court assault

7th December 2023

BBC News

A senior family court judge was treated in hospital after being assaulted by a man whose case he was hearing.

The attacker was representing himself in court in Milton Keynes and did not have a lawyer.

Details of the attack on Wednesday morning have not been released and it is not known what kind of case the judge was hearing.

The man has since pleaded guilty to three offences and will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.

Those offences are one count of assault of a person, thereby causing actual bodily harm, one count of criminal damage and one count of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

The judge was taken to hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home. He is being supported by senior colleagues and has been offered counselling.

Read more: BBC News

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