A judge has been tracked after trolling people online for cases in which he was involved.
Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw, , of Maidstone Chambers in Kent, used a pseudonym to post comments on a newspaper website.
He even called one man a “donkey” and labelled others “narrow-minded and bigoted”.
Despite that, Dunn-Shaw told Kent Online that was “dismayed” at being sacked after his online persona was discovered.
He had commenting on news stories relating to a case had been sitting as a judge at Canterbury Crown Court, and another for which he was a barrister, reports the BBC.
The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) said his behaviour was “below standard”.
However, Dunn-Shaw told the BBC he would be appealing to the Ombudsman “to complain about the procedure, which to my mind was flawed and unfair”.
Mr Dunn-Shaw has worked on more than 45 murder trials during his career, as well as numerous other cases involving other offences.
A spokesman for the JCIO said: “In his own name he used publicly available social media sites to post material or not remove material which was not compatible with the dignity of judicial office or suggested a lack of impartiality on matters of public controversy.
“The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice concluded that this behaviour fell below the standard expected of a judicial office holder and have removed Mr Dunn-Shaw from judicial office.”