Top ex-judge to regale Ottery over breakfast

A RETIRED senior judge, who oversaw part of the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, will regale Ottery St Mary residents over breakfast tomorrow morning.

A RETIRED senior judge, who oversaw part of the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, will regale Ottery St Mary residents over breakfast tomorrow morning.

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss will be the guest speaker at an Ottery Parish Church Men's Breakfast in the Tumbling Weir Hotel from 8am.

Dame Butler-Sloss became the first woman appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1988.

She was appointed the President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice in 1999, becoming the first woman to hold this position and the highest-ranking woman judge in the United Kingdom at that time.

In 2006 she was appointed as Deputy and Assistant Deputy Coroner of the Queen's Household for Surrey, for the purpose of hearing the inquest into the death of Princess Diana.

The cost (�7) of the breakfast can be paid on the door. To book, contact John Masters on (01404) 851121.