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Swimmer charged over Boat Race

The swimmer who forced the 158th boat race to be restarted has been charged with a public order offence. Oxford, who were leading before the interruption, went on to lose an oar and ultimately the race.

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Police arrest swimmer who halted Boat Race

The swimmer who brought today's Boat Race to a temporary halt has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence, Scotland Yard said.

Assistant race umpire Sir Matthew Pincent first spotted the swimmer in the water. Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hackett

The annual Oxford-Cambridge competition was restarted after the wetsuit-clad man appeared close to the boats in the River Thames in London, narrowly avoiding the blade of an Oxford oar.

The man who jumped in to the water to halt the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race is taken away by rescue personnel on the River Thames. Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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