FATHERS 4 Justice protesters have left a Chester judge ‘perplexed’ by targeting his house in their latest campaign.
The group’s new ‘Judgebuster’ hitlist names several judges from the county who they believe have treated fathers unfairly in family cases and members aim to visit their houses to protest.
But Judge Stephen Clarke cannot understand why he has been included because he deals with almost no family law.
He said: ‘I was fairly bemused because I’m a criminal judge.
‘In the past they’ve targeted judges – it’s not unusual and it may happen again. Fathers can get a pretty rough deal out of it so you can see a point in what they’re doing.
‘But I’ve never been in any case with Fathers 4 Justice. If someone wants to sit on a roof they can sit on a roof – you can’t spend your life waiting for it.’
A statement from the group read: ‘We never disbanded but just hibernated. We are now well and truly back to continue our campaign for equality in family law.
‘These judges in your area have been named by our supporters who believe they have been treated unfairly. We will surprise a few!
‘We will give them a rooftop lecture from one of the many excellent recent books published or give them a lick of paint.’
In November 2006 a protester climbed on to the roof of Judge David Tyzack’s house in Farringdon near Exeter.
Jonathan Stanesby vowed to stay there for two days and police were forced to call in specialist rope teams.
The group has declared that Judgebuster will follow similar lines.
But Judge Clarke added: ‘Some of the people on the lists are dead. I’m not a family judge in any sense of the word and I’ve had no contact with Fathers 4 Justice. It’s perplexing.
‘I won’t change anything – you just live in the suburbs of Chester. If they turn up I can make it quite clear to them I’m not involved.’