The judge who rugby-tackled a convicted rapist as he tried to escape from his court said he would not think twice about doing it again.
Judge Douglas Marks Moore, 61, leapt from the bench in his wig and robes to stop Paul Reid’s fourth escape attempt.
The serial sex attacker was in the middle of a rape trial when he was apprehended by the judge, who is a former Irish guardsman.
Judge Marks Moore played down his courtroom bravery but said: “I would not hesitate to do it again. You cannot allow a person who has escaped in the past and raped someone to escape again without trying to stop him.
“It doesn’t matter if you are a judge or not. You are just doing the right thing. It was a case of basically ensuring this man was stopped.”
Reid was set to be sentenced today. He was first convicted of rape aged 21 in 1997 after he held a pillow over a teenage girl’s mouth to stifle her screams and was sent to a young offender institute for six years. Continue Reading….
Where was the scum bag running too? How far did he think he would get?
The judge should have snuck in one swift punch to his head after tackling him down to the ground.
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