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Court official views pornography during rape trial

On 7 February the Daily Mail carried a report of a court clerk who was caught watching hard-core pornography on his monitor by a judge. What makes the case even more disturbing – if that is possible – is the fact that he perused the images DURING A RAPE TRIAL, while the victim was giving evidence.

Debasish Majumder looked at photographs of topless women being gagged and couples engaged in sexual acts, Kingston Crown Court was told. Majumder, who had worked at Inner London Crown Court for a number of years, later admitted routinely watching porn while trials were taking place, the report added.

Prosecutor Annabel Darlow said: “Majumder was working as a court clerk at Inner London and his conduct constituted a wholesale abuse of his position and the equipment provided in that he viewed porn sites on his court computer whilst the court was engaged in the conduct of a trial on an allegation of rape.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:05


Alleged killer asks Northampton County Court to pay for expert witness



The Bath man accused in the 2000 murder of a housemate wants Northampton County Court to approve paying for a forensic anthropologist who would assist in his defense.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 16:30


Age of criminal responsibility 'too low', experts say



Advances in neuroscience suggest the age of criminal responsibility - 10 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - might be too low, according to a study.

The Royal Society report considers areas where recent scientific findings could have an impact on the law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:11


UK Riots: Hatred Of Police Drove Thousands To Violence, Guardian/LSE Report Claims


Anger with the police was a key cause of the riots which hit England in August, a study has said.

Widespread frustration with policing methods, and a deeper sense of antipathy with the force as a whole, was widespread among the rioters according to the study by the London School of Economics and the Guardian.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:46


IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea


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Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry, has been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011, for his decisive, brave and courageous actions to protect his ship and crew during a vicious pirate attack in the Indian Ocean, which left him with serious and long-lasting injuries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:47