Boat-race rebel banned from attending Ol­­­ympic torch relay

THE man accused of disrupting the University Boat Race by swimming in the River Thames has been prohibited from being within 100m of London’s Olympic torch route.

Trenton Oldfield, 35, of Whitechapel, east London, was summoned to Feltham Magistrates’ Court and charged under the Public Order Act after interrupting the 7 April race by swimming in the path of the competing Oxford and Cambridge boats. Though released on bail, Oldfield is restricted from entering the City of Westminster on 9 May, the state opening of Parliament, and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead before his Isleworth Crown Court appearance on 28 May, a period in which several borough events are planned to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The torch relay, which Oldfield is also restricted from, enters London via Greenwich on 21 July before concluding at the Olympic Stadium six days later to signal the official start of London 2012.