Procession in Oakham for biennial crown court sitting

Photo: SM280711-11ow.jpg'The Hon Mrs Justice Macur DBE and the High Sheriff of Rutland leaving All Saints Church for Oakham Castle sat in a horse drawn carriage.
Photo: SM280711-11ow.jpg'The Hon Mrs Justice Macur DBE and the High Sheriff of Rutland leaving All Saints Church for Oakham Castle sat in a horse drawn carriage.

DIGNITARIES turned out in force yesterday for the biennial crown court sitting in Oakham Castle.

A procession along Church Street and High Street from All Saints Church to the castle was organised to welcome Her Ladyship The Honourable Mrs Justice Macur to the town.

The guests arrived at the castle to a fanfare played by the Uppingham Community College band.

High Sheriff of Rutland Peter Lawson said: “This was a tremendous occasion for Rutland.

“It’s important that the judicial system reaches every part of the country, and is seen to reach every part of the country.

“Our sitting in Oakham is a strong example of that principle. The continued use of Oakham Castle as a crown court retains our county’s strong links with the judiciary.”

Crown Court cases for Rutland are usually heard in Leicester Crown Court.