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12 Unexpectedly Bizarre Moments From British Court Cases

@CourtNewsUK chronicles the often surreal goings on of the British judicial system. We decided to illustrate a few of the most memorable tweets.

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A Barnet FC steward told the court he was 'terrified' when he was beaten with an inflatable shark: 'It was only my second football game'

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One of the women who fought over the llama keeper was the monkey expert. The other was the meerkat keeper.

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In what must be a first, Woolwich Crown Court has just been shown a video during a terror trial of WWE legend Rick Flair shouting 'wooooo'

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Witness asked to describe the sound of an explosion shouts 'bang' into the microphone

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When environmental health inspectors arrived they saw a cockroach running up the wall next to a food hygiene poster.

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Hatton Garden suspect Bill Lincoln says he was at Billingsgate fish market at the time of the burglary with his mate 'Jimmy two baths'

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Judge C Kinch QC tells barristers at Woolwich: "It's very hot in here, if anyone wants to remove wigs I think we have reached that point."

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Judge questions the number of brackets in text exchanges ... Barrister now having to explain the concept of 'smilies'

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Wagwan is 'street for 'what is going on,'' barrister explains to judge,

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"It's increasingly popular for people with apparently quite a lot of time on their hands," a prosecutor says, explaining Twitter to a jury

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Defendant in murder case was so easily distracted he was given a big ball of Blu-tack to play with

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Someone's turned up to court in a giant, stained rabbit onesie... One way to get out of jury service I suppose

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