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Monday 14 November 2011

Wife attack judge James Allen sacked

A deputy high court judge who hit his wife during a row has been sacked for bringing the judiciary into disrepute.

James Allen QC was given a 12-month supervision order by District Judge Daphne Wickham after being convicted at Bradford Magistrates' Court in June.

A spokeswoman for the Office for Judicial Complaints confirmed on Wednesday that 61-year-old Allen had been removed from his post.

During the trial Allen claimed his wife inflicted injuries on herself.

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