UK
22/06/2012 10:04 BST

Theresa May's 'Unacceptable And Regrettable' Behaviour Leads To Contempt Of Court Ruling

Theresa May has been accused of “unacceptable and regrettable behaviour” by a judge as she became only the second Home Secretary in history to be found guilty of contempt of court.

Mrs May ignored a legal agreement to release an Algerian robber from immigration detention in a decision that lawyers say risked throwing the whole system into confusion.

As a result, Judge Barry Cotter, QC, made the extremely rare ruling that the Home Secretary was in contempt of court.