Bottle thrower brought to book by judoka
A man has been charged with a public order offence after a bottle was thrown at the start of the men's Olympic 100 metres final last night, Scotland Yard said
Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, from Cornmill Court, South Milford, near Leeds, will appear in custody at Stratford Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
A police spokesman said he was charged with intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress under section 5 of the Public Order Act.
A bottle lies on the track during the men’s 100m final
Gill-Webb, who is reportedly a father-of-two and a member of a local football team in South Milford, was arrested after the incident last night at the Olympic Stadium. Dutch world judo champion Edith Bosch revealed after the incident. The 32-year-old was standing close by when a green plastic drink bottle was thrown from the stands behind the start line.
The bronze-medallist told Dutch television station NOS TV: “I had seen the man walking around earlier and said to people around me that he was a peculiar bloke.
“Then he threw that bottle and in my emotion I hit him on the back with the flat of my hand.
Judo bronze medallist Edith Bosch of Holland
“Then he was scooped up by the security. However, he did make me miss the final, and I am very sad about that.”