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3 British judges sacked after watching porn on court computers

world Updated: Mar 17, 2015 19:31 IST
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British judges removed

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Three British judges were removed and one resigned following a probe into an allegation that they viewed pornographic material on official computers, according to media reports.

The disciplinary inquiry was revealed by the judicial conduct investigations office, which found that there had been "inexcusable misuse" of their IT accounts, The Guardian reported.

The body announced that district judge Timothy Bowles, immigration judge Warren Grant and deputy district judge and Recorder Peter Bullock were removed. Recorder Andrew Maw resigned before the disciplinary process ended.

"The lord chancellor (the justice secretary, Chris Grayling) and the lord chief justice (Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd) were satisfied that the material did not include images of children or any other illegal content, but concluded that this was an inexcusable misuse of their judicial IT accounts and wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office-holder," a statement released by the JCIO said.

The judges are not believed to be linked in any way, The Guardian reported.