Of Course, This Being In England…

…the judge was probably charged with assault

LONDON (Reuters) – A judge sporting full robes and a wig rugby-tackled a sex offender to the floor to prevent him from fleeing the court where he was on trial, the Press Association reported Tuesday.

Judge Douglas Marks Moore, 60, wrestled with 34-year-old Paul Reid as he tried to escape from Woolwich Crown Court in London.

“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 honour Judge Marks Moore grabbed him round the throat to try to bring him down.

Let’s scrum, m’lud.

(h/t Insta)

3 Responses to “Of Course, This Being In England…”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Can I make a “cop a feel” joke?

  2. Rob says:

    Julian Assange is probably thinking a Swedish court might not be so bad after all. 🙂

  3. JeffS says:

    Mr. Bingley is certainly the judge of THAT, Sis.

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