The man who brought the University Boat Race to a halt on April 7 has pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing public nuisance today at Isleworth Crown Court.
Wednesday 23rd May 2012, 19:06 BST
On April 7, for the first time in the event's history, the University Boat Race had to be stopped due to a swimmer. Trenton Oldfield, the man accused of causing public nuisance by disrupting the race, entered his plea at Isleworth Crown Court earlier today.
Mr Oldfield only confirmed his name and entered his plea. He has been released on bail and is due to stand trial on 24 September. The strict conditions of his bail will prevent him from attending any Olympic or Diamond Jubilee events. He has also been banned from Royal Ascot and the Henley Royal Regatta.
The IndependentMr Oldfield has been banned from going within 100m of any road used for the Olympic torch during the relay
Judge Anna Guggenheim QC stated that the conditions were "to prevent the commission of further incidents of a similar nature to that which the defendant, while contesting whether it amounts to public nuisance or not, admits took place on April 7."