Boat race stopped by protester

The 158th University Boat Race had to be restarted after a man swam into the path of the boats.

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Met Police statement on Olympic security concerns

The Metropolitan Police is working with the organisers of the Olympic Games as well as protest groups to ensure that we facilitate lawful protest.

We will work with groups which wish to protest so their points can be made but without impacting on the running of the games.

We are confident that the plans we have in place will enable the delivery of a safe and secure Olympic Games.

– Metropolitan Police


Man charged with Boat Race offence

Police have charged a man with a public order offence after "possibly the most dramatic Boat Race in history" was temporarily halted by a swimmer who appeared to deliberately cross the path of rowers.

Trenton Oldfield, 35, narrowly avoided the blade of an Oxford oar as he swam into the path of the vessels between the two and three-mile marker while the university crews were neck and neck on Saturday afternoon.


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