Kentish Town man cleared of stealing judge’s Knighthood medal in burglary

Sir Peter Roth QC sits as a High Court judge. (Photo: PA)

Sir Peter Roth QC sits as a High Court judge. (Photo: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A man charged with raiding a High Court judge’s Primrose Hill home and making off with a laptop, credit cards and jewellery including a Knighthood medal has been cleared in court.

Police were called to Oppidans Road at 6.30am on New Year’s Day after a thief gained entry to the home of Sir Peter Roth QC through a rear ground floor window.

Jamie Kelly, 38, of Ryland Road, was subsequently charged with burglary and fraud by false representation in connection with the raid on February 3.

In addition to the belongings taken, Sir Peter’s bank card was later used to buy £25 worth of McDonalds.

Kelly appeared at Highbury Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 29, where he was found not guilty on both charges following trial.

Sir Peter was called to the bar in 1977 and was made a QC two decades later in 1997.

He was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and was made a High Court Judge in 2009.

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Police have confirmed that enquiries into the burglary continue.