THE South Milford man who threw a plastic bottle onto the track prior to the 100m final in last year’s Olympics, was sentenced to an eight-week community order today.
Ashley Gill-Webb, who also hurled abuse at competitors and forced his way into the event without a valid ticket, was given the sentence at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
District Judge William Ashworth said he had tarnished the spirit of the Games.
“Your intention was to target the highest-profile event at the London Olympics and put off Usain Bolt,” he said.
“The potential harm of triggering a false start was significant. By good fortune, you failed.
“You did, however, spoil the occasion for some spectators and tarnish the spirit of the Games.”
Gill-Webb will be electronically-monitored and be subject to a 7am-7pm curfew. He was also ordered to pay a £1,500 contribution to costs.
See this week’s Selby Times (dated Wednesday, February 6) for more on this story.
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