A judge apologised to an 83-year-old woman after she was hauled before a court charged with killing a speeding biker doing over 100mph at the time of a fatal crash.
Mavis Witts was cleared of any wrongdoing after she was accused of being responsible for the death of Stephen Ferguson, 51, on April 21 last year.And this one wasn't even a cop!
A court heard ... Mrs Witts could do nothing to avoid the collision.
So why was she charged? This takes two - the police and the CPS. Why did both fuck up yet again?
And after having legal proceedings lingering over her for the past 18 months, the pensioner was finally exonerated of any blame on Tuesday. Judge Sylvia de Bertodano apologised for the 'distress' caused by her case after the prosecution offered no further evidence at Warwick Crown Court.
The judge was particularly savage in her summing up:
Judge de Bertodano said: 'You may not get an apology from anyone else, so you are going to get one from me.
'It would be very distressing to be involved in such a collision, and to then get suggestions it was your fault, when it is perfectly clear that it is not, must be even more distressing.
'There is no suggestion at all that you did anything wrong. It could have happened to anyone.'
Indeed. Both the collision, and the subsequent wasted efforts and taxpayer resources.