Early life and education
Henriques was born in south Fylde, educated at Southdene, in South Shore and at Lawrence House Preparatory School in Lytham St Annes. He then attended Bradfield College and then Worcester College, Oxford.
In 1993 Henriques acted as lead prosecution counsel in the James Bulger Murder Trial, during which he successfully rebutted the principle of doli incapax, which at the time presumed that young children could not be held legally responsible for their actions. In 1999 he prosecuted serial killer Dr Harold Shipman for the murders of fifteen patients in his care.
He was later appointed a Crown Court Recorder, and on 19 April 2000 was appointed a High Court judge, receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. He retired in November 2013.
In February 2016 Henriques was asked by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to conduct an independent review of the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of non-recent sexual offence allegations against persons of public importance. His report, published in October 2016, made 25 recommendations on the future conduct of such investigations.
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