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Community order for Olympic bottle-thrower

THE man who threw a plastic beer bottle at competitors at the start of the men’s Olympic 100m final was sentenced to an eight-week community order yesterday. Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, of South Milford, near Leeds, who suffers from bipolar disorder, had been found guilty of public disorder last month, at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, east London.

THE man who threw a plastic beer bottle at competitors at the start of the men’s Olympic 100m final was sentenced to an eight-week community order yesterday. Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, of South Milford, near Leeds, who suffers from bipolar disorder, had been found guilty of public disorder last month, at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, east London.

District Judge William Ashworth, sitting at yesterday Thames Magistrates’ Court, told Gill-Webb: “Your intention was to target the highest-profile event at the London Olympics and put off Usain Bolt.

“The potential harm of triggering a false start was significant. By good fortune, you failed. You did, however, tarnish the spirit of the Games.”

Gill-Webb will be subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew. He must also pay £1,500 towards costs.

 
 
 

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