A judge swore and stormed out of court today when she was convicted of failing to control her dangerous dog.
Judge Beatrice Bolton, of Rothbury, Northumberland, strode out when the verdict was announced, branding the decision 'a f****** travesty'.
Bolton, 57, was found guilty by a fellow judge sitting at Carlisle Magistrates' Court of allowing her pet German Shepherd to bite 20-year-old Frederick Becker.
She was heard yelling 'I'll never set foot in a court again' from outside the courtroom.
Bolton was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £275 compensation to the victim, plus £930 court costs and a £15 surcharge.
Bolton, who was asked by the court usher during the two-day-trial to stop chewing gum, had denied a single charge under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Poor poppet. Still, I wonder how many men have thought exactly the same under her sentencing.