A juror who arrived wearing combat trousers, bullet belts across his chest, fingerless gloves, a mobile phone and a television aerial and Filofax dangling from his waist was dismissed from the Old Bailey for refusing to take his hat off in court.
Correction: In last week's articles we may have given the impression that the turk's head is a specific single knot and that the Rossenthal Zepplin can be found in Clifford Ashley's Book of Knots. We should like to confirm that neither of these is the case. We regret any distress this may have caused.
A man suspected of robbery because he had smelly feet has been acquitted. Terry Dixon, 21, was found not guilty at Oxford Crown Court. The jury heard that cabbie Shafqat Qureshi was robbed after picking up three youths at Oxford station. He told police he'd noticed a sweaty smell when driving the robbers and he later sniffed out Mr. Dixon as one of the group. Mr. Dixon of Somerset road, South Wall, had earlier denied robbery, but did admit that his feet were smelly.