Extinction Rebellion: James Brown denies plane nuisance charge

Extinction Rebellion protesters block the entrance London City Airport in London on 10 OctoberImage copyright EPA
Image caption Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked London City Airport

A former Paralympian accused of gluing himself to the highest of a plane has denied inflicting a public nuisance.

James Brown is alleged to have climbed on to the British Airways plane at London City Airport on Thursday, throughout the Extinction Rebellion protests.

The 55-year-old, of Magdalen Road, Exeter, denied the charge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier.

District choose John Zani granted conditional bail prohibiting him from going inside a mile of any UK airport.

The case was heard in entrance of a full public gallery, together with Extinction Rebellion protesters, and there was applause on the finish of the listening to.

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Image caption Extinction Rebellion protesters have been instructed to assemble at Trafalgar Square, London by the Met Police

Brown, who’s visually impaired, is because of seem for trial at Southwark Crown Court on 8 November.

His solicitor, Raj Chada, requested the bicycle owner’s cane be returned to him after it was confiscated by officers, which was granted.

The case has capped a week of demonstrations in opposition to local weather inaction, which noticed greater than 1,100 arrests throughout the capital.

Brown competed for Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland in a profession which noticed him take part at 5 Paralympic Games and earn two gold medals and a bronze.

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