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Judge Constance Briscoe suspended following arrest

  • 9 October 2012
  • From the section England
Constance Briscoe
The Office for Judicial Complaints confirmed Constance Briscoe had been suspended

A judge has been suspended pending the result of a police investigation into allegations against her, the Office for Judicial Complaints has said.

Constance Briscoe, 55, was arrested and bailed on Saturday.

The Office for Judicial Complaints said that it would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation was active.

Kent Police said: "A 55-year-old woman was arrested in Clapham, south London and interviewed by officers."

The force added the woman was bailed pending further inquiries.

The Office for Judicial Complaints said in a statement: "The Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor have suspended Constance Briscoe from the judiciary pending the outcome of the police investigation."

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