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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Judge in robes and wig tackles escaping prisoner

Justice, finial figure of the Old Bailey.Image via Wikipedia
A British judge in full robes and wig, tackled an escaping sex offender, who was attempting to flee while on trial. Judge Douglas Marks Moore, 60, wrestled 34-year-old Paul Reid to the ground as he tried to escape from Woolwich Crown Court in London, by bolting and running through the judge's door.

"The jury were just leaving when the defendant jumped up and ran across the clerk's bench to get to the judge's door," said prosecutor Rupert Gregory.

"As he went through the door, his honor Judge Marks Moore grabbed him around the throat to try to bring him down.Together they went down three steps and then Mr Reid broke free and ran down the judge's corridor."

"The judge gave chase. Just as Mr Reid was about to open a push-handle fire door, Marks Moore rugby-tackled him around the throat and waist and brought him crashing to the ground, landing on top of him."

Justice well served.


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