Oliver Popplewell

Judge, Cricket Player

1927 –

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Who is Oliver Popplewell?

The Honourable Sir Oliver Bury Popplewell is a former British judge. He chaired the inquiry into the Bradford City stadium fire, presided over the libel case brought by Jonathan Aitken MP against The Guardian newspaper which eventually led to Aitken's imprisonment for perjury, and was widely reported for asking "What is Linford's lunchbox?" during a case over which he was presiding, brought by Linford Christie. He played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and was president of the MCC from 1994 until 1996. He wrote a book about his legal career.

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Aug 15, 1927
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  • United Kingdom
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  • Charterhouse School

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on July 23, 2013

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