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Leeds bottle thrower at Olympics "knew what he was doing"

A man from Leeds who got into the Olympic Stadium without a ticket then threw a beer bottle at competitors lining up for the men's 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, suffers from bipolar affective disorder. He was suffering a "manic episode" when he used an old ticket to get into the stadium, where he hurled abuse at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt before throwing a plastic beer bottle on to the track on August 5.

Gill-Webb was today found guilty at Stratford Magistrates' Court of intending to cause 100m finalists harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or disorderly behaviour.

His lawyers argued he could not have intended to cause distress, but the Crown said he knew what he was doing.