And finally… muppets

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other Muppets were listed to appear in court on criminal charges in an apparent mistake by courts staff.

At least three Crown Courts in England listed various Muppets as well as cartoon and fairy tale characters in official court listings.

The defendants included Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner, Tinker Bell and Buzz Lightyear.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) apologised on Twitter for the error, which it said happened while testing new systems.

HMCTS said: “We’ve been testing a new upgrade to our case management system and the names were created as test cases but should have been deleted before the lists were issued/published. Our local team has updated the final list online, removing the test names/cases.”

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