HUNTINGDONSHIRE magistrate Michael Williamson, pictured, can now carry a sword in public without having to appear before himself accused of carrying a bladed implement. The sword - and spurs - are part of the regalia worn by one of Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire, a post to which he has just been appointed by the Lord Lieutenant, Hugh Duberly. Mr Williamson, a stalwart and past chairman of the parish council in Holywell-cum-Needingworth, was chairman of the Cambridgeshire Police Authority from 2004 until he stood down earlier this year. He remains a member of the authority until next April. He was chairman of the Huntingdonshire and Peterborough sub-committee of the Lord Lieutenant's Advisory Committee. He is treasurer of the British American Community Relations Committee at RAF Alconbury, a founder member and trustee of the Anthony Trollope Society, and past chairman of the Shakespeare at The George Trust, Huntingdon.