From our court correspondent Ivor Smallworm.
"This is a great day for justice and ordinary folk like me" said Lord Bradley Fatcat (57) outside the Court of Justice an 'Ting in Balham, East London today. Lord Fatcat was originally prosecuted for travelling at 422 knots in his BMW Exterminator past the 60mph sign on the M42 but he - and many other speeders will now get off because it appears the sign was in the wrong font. When asked if his friendship with the judge - Lord Justice Courtcase (89)- had any part in the findings he denied it saying "Well it's true I play the occasional game of Wiffwaff with him, but who doesn't these days - I don't really know him much".
After hearing from the Minister for Roads and Crop Circles Cecil Dimly (46) and Constable Lurker (17) who made the arrest, Judge Courtcase found in favour of Lord Fatcat and all the others caught at the spot - ordering full restoration of points on their licences and compensation of £80,000 each with 10% to him. In summing up he said "We are British and we don't make signs in the wrong font willy nilly. How can you expect a modern motorist to see a sign if the numerals are taller than usual? They only have a split second to view them while travelling at over 90 - ahem 70 and texting, setting the Satnav, cancelling that annoying notice that says your car is a year overdue for a service and so forth - case dismissed".