Judge Beatrice Bolton of Rothbury, Northumberland who became notorious in the press for her behaviour in Court when prosecuted under the dangerous dogs act has handed in her resignation. Ms Bolton was facing disciplinary action after she swore and stormed out of Newcastle Crown court in December 2012 after being convicted of allowing her German Shepherd to bite her 20 year old neighbour. During the course of the hearing she was described as a "neighbour from hell" and those who lived close to her gave evidence that they lived in terror of her pet and had kept a log of incidents. After her outburst in court Ms Bolton was asked to return to apologise which she did. She was also fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £275 compensation to the victim and £930 court costs and a £15 surcharge.
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