Sky News:- A High Court judge has apologised after his mobile phone rang during a hearing, filling the room with the sound of a classic 1960s tune.
Judge David Holland was assessing the concerns of environmental campaigners about the impact of the HS2 rail line when his handset’s ringtone, the rhythm and blues classic Soul Limbo, was heard.
The song, by American band Booker T and the MGs, was for many years used to introduce the BBC’s Test match cricket coverage.
He is not the only judge whose proceedings have been interrupted by phones going off and the justice system is showing signs of adapting to the technology.
In 2017, a different High Court judge, Mr Justice Holman, told a lawyer whose phone had rung that he did not mind if mobiles went off during hearings and urged the red-faced representative to answer it.