NI: Attorney General granted leave to prosecute cop who threatened judge with arrest
The Attorney General for Northern Ireland has been granted leave to bring prosecution proceedings against a police officer who threatened to arrest a judge.
John Larkin QC went before the High Court in Belfast yesterday to apply for the right to bring proceedings against Thomas Anthony Carlin for contempt of court.
Mr Carlin, 43, is alleged to have threatened to arrest Lord Justice Gillen during a case in which he was representing himself.
The unexpected move prompted security and court staff to remove Mr Carlin from the courtroom.
At a hearing last week, Mr Carlin said he “believed a crime had been committed” by the judge.
He also said that court workers who intervened at the time had “obstructed me in the execution of my duty”.
Mr Carlin was not present in the High Court yesterday.