And finally… hot air

A barrister who claimed his colleagues had targeted him over farts he couldn’t stop has lost his lawsuit against the English prosecution service.

Tarique Mohammed, who worked for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), told an employment tribunal that he couldn’t stop farting because of his heart medication.

He alleged that his colleagues had embarrassed him and violated his dignity by asking him to stop, which he couldn’t, The Times reports.

However, the tribunal said it “was not an unreasonable question to ask, when there had been repeated incidents of flatulence in a small office”.

All of Mr Mohammed’s claims were dismissed by the tribunal, but the CPS separately agreed to compensate him for not allowing a home-working arrangement to help manage his health condition.

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