Reports emerging today over multiple gross miscarriages of justice look set to throw the world of animation into a spin.

Documents from the archives of popular cartoon show, Scooby Doo, have been found claiming that at no time was any school caretaker or museum curator guilty of pretending to be a ghost or involved in criminal activities.

Seventies kids may well remember it was inevitable in every episode that the first adult outside Mystery Inc. to appear on screen was the baddie. ‘But not necessarily so’ says one story boarder who worked on the series.

The show’s lead writer, Trey Rhodes, told Good Morning America: ‘These were essentially fall guys who could be blamed to ensure the audience always saw good triumph over evil in a very simplistic way.’ But according to Rhodes this was a device to hide a much darker narrative.

‘What no one knew was that Shaggy had a major drug problem and all the scams and swindles were set up by him to pay for a chronic LSD addiction. Of course studio executives couldn’t allow the truth to emerge and that’s why janitors, bakers and hotel managers etcetera ended up carrying the can every week.’

It’s understood that in light of the revelations one former art gallery owner, Mr Wilson, who got life for terrifying visitors by wearing an old bed sheet and an African voodoo mask has been released from jail and is lawyering up to sue Scooby Doo for a ten figure sum.

When reporters caught up with the hapless hound’s on-screen partner, Shaggy, and asked him to comment on the allegations the clearly rattled star, whose real name is Norville Rogers commented: ‘ZOINKS!’ before running on the spot in mid air then disappearing at considerable speed in a small cloud of dust.