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BOAT RACE BATHER GUILTY OF NUISANCE

Wednesday September 26th, 2012
BOAT RACE BATHER GUILTY OF NUISANCE

The man who halted this year’s Boat Race by swimming across the paths of the boats has been charged with causing a Public Nuisance.

36 year-old Trenton Oldfield told London’s Isleworth Crown Court that the race was a symbol of elitism in Government and decided to the protest in the light of their plans to sell-off the NHS and snoop on electronic communications along with encouragement to ‘dob in’ people planning protests during the 2012 Olympics.

Mr Oldfield said, 'It's a symbol of a lot of issues in Britain around class. Seventy percent of Government pushing through very significant cuts are Oxford or Cambridge graduates.'

Judge Anne Molyneux said, 'Mr Oldfield has accepted that he disrupted the boat race.' She added that all options were open to the court, including jail, at his sentencing on October 19th.

Mr Oldfield’s rebellious dip marks the first time in its158-years history that the Boat Race has been stopped by a bather. Now that is something to tell your grandchildren!
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