Man accused of walking Channel tunnel from France to the UK

A man who is alleged to have walked almost the entire length of the Channel Tunnel from France to the UK has appeared in court.

Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, is charged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861.

Mr Haroun, who is from Sudan, appeared at Canterbury Crown Court in Kent via video link, and spoke through an Arabic interpreter only to confirm him name and deny the offence.

Haroun is believed to have been found inside the 31-mile long Chunnel near its exit at Folkestone, Kent, on 4th August.

The charge alleges that he entered, and traversed as a trespasser, the south-running Channel Tunnel, causing disruption to services.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court for trial early next year.