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Judge Philip St John-Stevens collapses during trial at Maidstone Crown Court

A judge was taken to hospital today after he collapsed at Maidstone Crown Court.

Judge Philip St John-Stevens was due to resume a long-running trial when he felt ill. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Judge Philip St John-Stevens at Maidstone Crown Court

Judge Philip St John-Stevens at Maidstone Crown Court

Called to the Bar in 1985 and made a judge in May 2009, he had been suffering the stress of family illness in recent months.

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