Sunday 13 May 2012 2.43am
C'mon, he himself joked about the ceremonial attire.
This being http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/6000
, where he comes across as a sensible bloke.
To me it seems rather more shocking that schools couldn't be bothered to take him up on this offer:
"Daily I and my fellow judges see the ghastly, corrosive effect of local crime – much of it knife crime, much of it gang related."
He added: "I can't help thinking that my court could do something more to help in the fight against crime.
"Soon after arriving at Inner London Crown Court, I tried to start an initiative by writing to the local schools and inviting them to send groups for visits: to watch a case in action, meet a judge, to sit in the dock.
"Very, very few replies were received – sadly none of them positive."