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Boat Race swimmer told to avoid public events

Trenton Oldfield leaving court this morning. Photo: ITN

The swimmer who interrupted the University Boat Race has been told to avoid three major public events before his trial can be heard. Trenton Oldfield appeared at Feltham Magistrates Court this morning charged with a public order offence after swimming in front of the boats during Oxford and Cambridge rowing race earlier this month. He was released on bail but with the following conditions:

  • He must not enter the City of Westminster on 9th May (the day of the state opening of Parliament).

  • He must not enter the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead until 23rd May (where many Jubilee celebrations are happening).

  • He must not go within 100m of roads where the Olympic torch is due to pass through from 17th May to 23rd May.

Oldfield did not enter a plea and the judge decided his case should be heard at Isleworth Crown Court on May 23rd.

Trenton Oldfield was pulled from the River Thames. Credit: PA