Leeds man who threw bottle at Olympics in court

A man from Leeds accused of a public order offence after a bottle was thrown at the start of the men's Olympic 100m final is to appear in court today.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, was arrested after the incident at the Olympic Stadium in August.

He was charged with using threatening words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress, but pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court in Stratford the following day.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who won the race in 9.63 seconds, said he had been unaware of the incident.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin, who took bronze, said: "It was a little distraction and I didn't know what it was."