It’s one thing for a jury to deliver not guilty verdicts in a multimillion pound fraud trial.
But for a judge to call a halt to the proceedings after hearing the prosecution’s case is far more unusual.
This outcome now raises more questions than answers.
And it’s the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that is under the spotlight for its handling of this case.
Chris Bush, Tesco’s former UK boss, and John Scouler, the former commercial food director,