Protest disrupts Blair evidence

An investigation has been ordered after a protester burst into the Leveson Inquiry as Tony Blair was giving evidence and yelled "this man should be arrested for war crimes." David Lawley-Wakelin said it was "surprisingly easy" to get into the court.

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Protester gives name as David Lawley Wakelin

The protester told reporters his name was David Lawley Wakelin and he was from the Alternative Iraq Enquiry. He spoke as security guards escorted him through the Royal Courts of Justice.

It is understood the protester, who burst into the hearing directly behind Lord Justice Leveson, managed to get past security-coded doors to access the judges' corridor leading to courtroom 73.

Mr Blair had been greeted by around two dozen or so protesters as he arrived at the courts this morning. They waved banners reading "Troops home", "Bliar" and "Afghanistan out".

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Protester outburst at Leveson Inquiry as Blair gives evidence

Following the outburst Lord Leveson asked for an investigation into how the man gained access to the courtroom and apologised to Tony Blair.

The protester branded Mr Blair a "war criminal" and claimed he had links with JP Morgan.

Protester calls Blair a war criminal at Leveson Inquiry.
Protester calls Blair a war criminal at Leveson Inquiry.

Mr Blair added: "Can I just say on the record what he said about Iraq and JP Morgan is completely and totally untrue. I have never had a conversation with them about that."

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