Judge, 71, called for jury service
Published 31/10/2011 | 11:26
A retiring Old Bailey judge received a round of applause after saying he had been summonsed to be a juror.
Giles Forrester, 71, was serving his last official day as a resident judge at London's Central Criminal Court.
Waving a piece of paper in the air, he said he was required to be at nearby Blackfriars Crown Court by 9am on Monday.
"I am too old for jury service," he declared. "When my present case is over, I will take my leave of you and draw my pension."
The upper age limit for jury service is 70.
Tributes were paid to Judge Forrester, who had been a judge for 25 years, as staff, lawyers and judges gathered in Court One.