One of the country's most prominent black female judges has appeared in court accused of perverting the course of justice in connection with the Chris Huhne trial.
Constance Briscoe, 56, has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of two counts of the offence, relating to statements made to Essex Police.
The first count alleges that, between May 2011 and last October, she provided police with two statements that were inaccurate.
The second alleges that on October 6 she produced a copy of her witness statement that had been altered and maintained that it was the correct version.
Briscoe, who wore a white shirt and charcoal grey coat, spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth, and address.