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Gelt Gladiator founder sentenced in court for health and safety breaches

Mike James was given a 10-month suspended sentence Credit: ITV Border

The founder of a muddy endurance event, held near Brampton, has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for health and safety breaches.

Mike James, of Endurance Sports which runs the Gelt Gladiator event, was given a 10-month sentence suspended for two years, today, Thursday 27 July.

He was found guilty for failing to ensure people were not exposed to health and safety risks and failing to report an incident to Carlisle City Council within 10 days.

He was instructed to wear a tag for 15 weeks, from 9pm to 6am, and to pay £20,000 in costs.

He also has to do 250 hours of community service.

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