Saturday 20 September 2008

London cyclist hospitalized in crash involving top judge

A senior Old Bailey judge is being questioned by police today [Friday] after being involved in a car crash that left a cyclist in hospital. Judge Brian Barker QC, the Common Serjeant of London, the second most senior position at the criminal court, was on his way to work this morning when the collision happened. His top-of-the-range Saab, complete with personalised number plates, was in contact with the cyclist yards from the court entrance.

The cyclist was taken to University College Hospital with shoulder injuries, while the judge, a father of three, was spoken to by City of London police officers. A force spokesman said: "We are investigating a road traffic collision involving a car and a cyclist at the junction of Ludgate Hill and Ava Maria Lane. The incident took place at around 8.30am. There have been no arrests and details have been taken."