First case this morning is one where a 60 year old woman is alleged to have strangled her husband on Christmas Day... with her knickers. We were not told the significance of the murder weapon.
Another case is almost a copy-cat of one I dealt with over Christmas some time ago:-
Five year old little girl kept asking Dad on Christmas Eve "When's Santa coming". So much so that Dad became annoyed and taught her a lesson which included breaking her left arm in three places. That one isn't alleged as he admitted to it in interview.
In another, a chap was charged with causing serious injury by careless driving. Chillingly, we were told that this was merely a holding charge as it was inevitably going to be superseded by a more serious charge.
Next, a woman of 45 who got her partner so drunk on Christmas day that he fell asleep and she then took the opportunity to set light to their flat, before heading down to the local pub. The bloke was rescued before he was too seriously affected by smoke and was only slightly burned (somewhat akin to our turkey from yesterday to be fair). The defendant admitted her actions in interview.
Finally, a 50 year old man who passed a parcel to the bar staff in a local pub, upon which was written "this is a bombb (sic) from the talebin (sic)".
Oh, I forgot, there was one defendant charged with possession of cocaine. What a refreshing change.
Now, where's that bottle of Glenmorangie.