Judge Weirs boob in the trial of Sean Hooey was a serious flaw in a difficult judgement. Its several months since his rash condemnation of two scene of crime officers was furiously challenged by the chief investigating officer in the case. However the police are being careful not to raise hopes of a retrial very high.
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London