Man to stand trial over Olympic bottle throw

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A MAN accused of a public order offence after a bottle was thrown at the start of the men’s Olympic 100m final will stand trial in January, a court heard yesterday.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, was 
arrested after the incident 
at the Olympic Stadium in August, which led to Dutch world judo champion Edith Bosch 

He has pleaded not guilty to using threatening words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Yesterday Gill-Webb, from South Milford, near Leeds, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in London, where he also pleaded not guilty to an alternative charge of using threatening abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.