Noddy and his good friend Big Ears were driving out to the country for a picnic with their long-time friends Bill & Ben the flowerpot men.
A minor distraction ensued causing Noddy to misjudge the distance and time-frame required to cross the railway lines. Consequently Thomas the Tank Engine and Noddy's shiny red car crashed, leaving Noddy with injuries requiring hospitalisation. Big Ears and Bill and Ben the flowerpot men were unhurt in the collision.
In an unusual turnabout of events, several terracotta coloured condoms were found in the back seat of Noddy's shiny car, along with a video camera belonging to Golliwog who was not at the scene.
In a politically correct article written by "News of the World", it is understood all four were heterosexually-challenged.
Reports now in, state, that Thomas the Tank Engine is suffering from shock and will receive counselling as well as extensive repairs to his engine. The Fat Controller is on stress leave and unable to be contacted.
A couple of Noddy's close friends namely, Sooty that gorgeous bear on daytime English TV and Paddington Bear, both declined to comment.
It is also reported that Postman Pat suffered a mild heart attack on hearing the news and the local postal service will be affected until a replacement Postman can be found.
Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men and Big Ears are currently in hiding.
Golliwog has since been arrested for possession of numerous "suspicious videos and DVDs."