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A deputy High Court judge who beat his wife because she made him wait for his dinner has been removed from his post.
Judge James Allen QC, who sat as a deputy High Court judge and a recorder, was convicted of assault at Bradford Magistrates’ Court in May.
Allen was reported to have flown into a rage and punched his deputy county coroner wife in the face three times because she had delayed making dinner to speak with their cleaner.
At trial the couple, who are reportedly still together, were accused of lying under oath after Allen and his wife both claimed that she had punched herself in the face to stop him from leaving.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Office for Judicial Complaints said: “Judge James Allen, who sat as a deputy High Court judge and a recorder, was convicted of assault at Bradford Magistrates’ Court. The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice are of the view that his actions had brought the judiciary into disrepute and have removed Judge Allen from his judicial positions.”