Earlier comments that caused public outrage
Friday 30 July 1993
The 71-year-old judge was criticised for his handling of another alleged child sex case when he presided over a pre-trial review.
On that occasion he decided not to go ahead with the prosecution of a babysitter accused of assaulting seven children.
He said: 'These are frightfully shy children, totally unlikely to be able to persuade a jury that anything happened, even if it did, and secondly, there is no corroboration and thirdly, no damage that I can see, fortunately, was done to the children.'
The families were outraged.
In 1976, as a county court judge, he refused to give a wife suing for divorce a court order that her husband's mistress should be evicted from the marital home.
His refusal, made on the condition that the husband and mistress put themselves in sexual 'quarantine', was overturned when the case came to appeal.
In 1978, he said of an unemployed man who, he was told, spent his benefit money on drink: 'I think it is time we cut off their ears to make them realise that when they get benefit it is for their families and not to go down their throats.'
Later in the same year he told five youths who had tied up a 14-year-old boy to use him as a target for their catapults: 'The best sentence for you really would be to have you tied to a tree and everybody throw stones at you.'
In 1988 he told an Iranian found guilty of using a forged rent book and of assault causing grievous bodily harm that in his own country he would have had one of his arms chopped off 'or something similarly spectacular'.
- 1 Michelle Rodriguez: Fast & Furious actor apologises after telling 'minorities' to stop taking on 'white' roles
- 2 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face the death penalty
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party
- 5 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...
£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...