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South Milford Man Accused of Trying to Disrupt the Olympics

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11:26am 7th August 2012
(Updated 11:39am 7th August 2012)

A man from South Milford, who's accused of a public order offence after a bottle was thrown at the start of the men's Olympic 100m final, has pleaded not guilty in court.

34 year old Ashley Gill-Webb, of Cornmill Court, has been charged with intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act.

He denied the offence when he appeared in the dock yesterday afternoon (Monday 6th August 2012) at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in east London.

Gill-Webb's been granted conditional bail and told he will face trial at Thames Magistrates' Court on September 3rd 2012.

There are conditions to Gill-Webb's bail too. He's not allowed to enter any Olympic venue, including the whole of the Olympic Park, and he must resided at his address in Cornmill Court, South Milford.

Meanwhile a Dutch athlete, who claims to have seen the bottle thrown, has spoken about what happened.

Edith Bosch, who won a bronze competing in the Judo, says she just reacted because she's a sports fan:

 
London 2012 Chairman, Sebastian Coe, says there should be zero tolerance for any incident, like throwing a bottle, which could disrupt the games:

 

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