​Essex man blames gran in Africa for speeding

Alex Robbins

The high-profile case of politician Chris Huhne brought to light the crime of falsely attempting to shift the blame for a speeding ticket onto someone else.

But, sly though Huhne's misdeeds may have been, at least he wasn't foolish enough to try and blame someone who was 3,000 miles away at the time – and couldn't even drive!