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LETTER: Back to the bench

From Mr Stanley Best

Sir: All those who know Stephen Tumim at the bar or otherwise will be saddened that his appointment as HM Inspector of Prisons is to be terminated after such a distinguished term of office (report, 27 May).

Henceforth, however, others will benefit, when Judge Tumim reassumes sitting in the county courts, by his wise and compassionate judgement.

Yours faithfully,


Winkleigh, Devon