Judge considers verdict in Usain Bolt bottle-thrower trial

The judge in the case of a man who got into the men's Olympic 100m final without a ticket and then hurled a bottle at Usain Bolt and his rivals has retired to consider his verdict.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area after getting into the stadium, Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London has heard.

He then starting shouting: Usain, I want you to lose. Usain, you are bad, you are an ****hole", before throwing the bottle.

Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games Credit: Reuters

Bolt went on to win the race on August 5 in 9.63 seconds.

Mr Gill-Webb was sectioned after his first court appearance and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

His defence lawyer, Rhiannon Crimmins, said: "He would not have acted in this way but for his illness."

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