Retirement send-off for magistrate

Respected - Dr Gill Wright,  pictured left presenting gifts to retiring magistrate Sheila Jefferson who has served on the bench for 27 years. Picture by PA Sherwood (S)
Respected - Dr Gill Wright, pictured left presenting gifts to retiring magistrate Sheila Jefferson who has served on the bench for 27 years. Picture by PA Sherwood (S)

A Northallerton magistrate has retired after 27 years on the bench.

Sheila Jeffereson who become a magistrate on the former Boulmer West bench (Easingwold), where she has served as deputy chairwoman

When the Easingwold court area was broken up, Sheila transferred to the Northallerton bench becoming chairwomanbetween 2004 and 2006 and was an active member of the National Bench Chairman’s Forum.

Former and current magistrates, members of the CPS, legal profession, Probation service and court staff all gathered to wish her a happy retirement and present her with gifts as a mark of their appreciation.