From the Department of sausages-don't-kill-people-guns-do:
A 12-year-old boy was charged with assault and taken before the courts - for throwing a cocktail sausage.
The boy was accused of throwing the pork snack at a 74-year-old man in Woodhouse Park, south Manchester.
He denied the charge in a hearing at a Manchester Youth Court, where the judge questioned the decision to prosecute.
Greater Manchester Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are now reviewing the case, which the boy's mother described as an "utter joke".