Michael Moyle has been appointed patron of Victim Support’s Isle of Man branch.
After 21 years as government advocate, when he prosecuted all serious crimes at the Court of General Gaol Delivery, Mr Moyle was appointed Deputy High Bailiff in 1995 and then High Bailiff from 2002 until his retirement in 2010.
Mr Moyle has extensive knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system, in particular, with his past roles as a member of the Criminal Injury Tribunal and the Coroner of Inquests, when he dealt directly with those affected by violent crime.
Victim Support manager Paula Gelling said: ‘Mr Moyle is well known on the island, to those on the inside of the courtroom and those outside. To this end it was felt that Mr Moyle was a perfect choice to be the new figurehead of Victim Support, as the charity approaches its 15th birthday, supporting victims and witnesses on the island and we are delighted he agreed to become our patron.’
Paula thanked Rosemary Penn for her hard work, guidance and dedication, as she stood down from the role of patron – a position she has held for more than five years.