June 5, 2013

Man Who Attacked Judge Sent To Jail

The Independant follows the story of a fitness instructor who attacked a judge after his brother had been sentenced to 30 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

Paul Graham raced from the public gallery and vaulted over a gate to get behind the judge's bench before throwing punches at Judge John Devaux and knocking off his wig in court two at Ipswich Crown Court.

Appearing in handcuffs Graham admitted contempt and received an 18 month jail sentence.

He was flanked in the dock by three security guards throughout the hearing and an extra guard stood by the exit.

Judge Goodin described how the High Sheriff of Suffolk Sir Edward Greenwell and a local clergyman who had been sitting alongside Judge Devaux "did their best to bring the attack to an end".

Police officers in the case managed to restrain Paul Graham before security guards led him away.