A former Paralympic cyclist accused of climbing on to a British Airways plane and gluing himself to it throughout an Extinction Rebellion protest has denied inflicting a public nuisance.
James Brown, 55, who is visually impaired, is alleged to have climbed on prime of the plane at London City Airport on Thursday.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday the place a not responsible plea was entered on his behalf by his solicitor Raj Chada.
Brown, from Exeter, wore a gray jumper to the listening to and spoke solely to affirm his identify, deal with and date of start.
District Judge John Zani granted Brown conditional bail, prohibiting him from going inside one mile of any airport within the UK.
He will subsequent seem at Southwark Crown Court on November 8.
The athlete’s arrest and charging capped every 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.