A court has accepted a 60-year-old man’s attempt to invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than pay a £1250 fine for not paying his TV Licence. Keith Woods remained adamant yesterday that his right to fight a champion nominated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was still valid under European human rights legislation. He said it would have been a “reasonable” way to settle the matter. Magistrates sitting at Manchester Crown Court on Friday had accepted his offer to take on a clerk from the BBC with “samurai swords, Ghurka knives or heavy hammers”. Unfortunately, the BBC’s health and safety policy restricted them in the process of nominating a champion to fight Mr Woods and had to concede the case against him. The BBC also had to bare all the costs of the case and pay Mr Woods compensation for his time spent dealing with the matter. https://linkbeef.com/man-gets-fined-by-bbc-invokes-the-right-to-trial-by-combat-and-wins/ is this a spoof?