Two magistrates have been reprimanded by judicial heads over their use of social media.
Roger Warrington has been warned as a result of his “involvement in an inappropriate conversation”.
Atul Gandecha has been given “formal advice for misconduct” as a result of posting a caption “which could have created the impression that he did not take his role as a magistrate seriously”.
The two magistrates were separately investigated by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, which considers complaints against judges and magistrates.
The statements did not say in which courts the magistrates were based.
One statement said Mr Warrington had been issued with a warning for his involvement in an inappropriate conversation on social media.
The statement said judicial heads thought that he had “not upheld the high standards of behaviour expected of a judicial office holder”.
Another said Mr Gandecha had been issued with “formal advice for misconduct after an investigation determined that he had posted a picture of himself on social media along with a caption which could have created the impression that he did not take his role as a magistrate seriously”.