Dog Bite Judge Beatrice Bolton: ‘Judges Are Human And They Can Only Take So Much’

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By Alex Aldridge on

Former Crown Court judge Beatrice Bolton achieved fame when she stormed out of court after being convicted of letting her German shepherd bite a neighbour. She retired on medical grounds earlier this year, before a disciplinary inquiry into her behaviour had concluded.

Speaking publicly for the first time about this traumatic period to Sky Tyne and Wear over the weekend, Bolton explained how she spiralled into severe depression after the dog bite incident.

The second part of the interview, in which Bolton suggests that “nobody else would have been prosecuted” for her offence and labels the police as “absolutely appalling”, is below: