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Falconer apologises to witness over judge’s racism

10 December 2004

A black witness received a written apology from the Lord Chancellor and a judge was issued with a written warning over the use of a racist term in a County Court trial.
James Boylam, from Wrexham, made a complaint following a hearing in which he says Judge John Brimelow gestured towards him and said: “And you are the nigger in the wood.” Brimelow says he cannot recall using the expression, but, following an investigation, Lord Falconer wrote to Boylam offering his apologies.
Boylam said he is to take the matter further and will be contacting the Commission for Racial Equality.

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