Boat race: Protester denies charge


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The Independent Online

A swimmer "protesting about elitism" brought chaos to this year's University Boat Race when he jumped into the Thames and brought it to a dramatic halt, a court heard yesterday.

Trenton Oldfield, 36, stopped the annual contest for half an hour on 7 April, Isleworth Crown Court was told. Oldfield denies a charge of causing a public nuisance.