Trenton Oldfield is River Thames boat race swim suspect

11:08 08 April 2012

Pic: BBC

Pic: BBC

Police have charged self-styled anti-elitism protestor Trenton Oldfield with a public order offence after the Thames boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities was plunged into chaos, yesterday.

Oldfield, 35, of Myrdle Street in east London, was released on bail to appear at Feltham Magistrates Court on April 23.

The 158th boat race between England’s two top universities had to be delayed for around half an hour, after a man swam into the middle of the course at Chiswick.

Oldfield studied contemporary urbanism at the London School of Economics and has a website called Elitism Leads to Tyranny, which discusses civil disobedience tactics.

Karl Hudspith, president of the Oxford University Boat Club, blamed the swimmer for ruining his crew’s big day.

He wrote on Twitter: “My team went through seven months of hell, this was the culmination of our careers and you took it from us.”

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and One Direction were among the A-list chart stars at the American Music Awards.

Read more

The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.

Read more

Call centre worker Stevi Ritchie was voted off X Factor tonight, leaving only five acts remaining.

Read more

Promotions

Gamucci is a global leader and premier brand of electronic cigarettes

Gamucci has an electronic cigarette tailored for every need! We have a range of both disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes suitable for all adult smokers. And for a limited time we’re offering up to 40% off.

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

The final GP in the UAE may not have been a thriller, but it did kind of sum up the season for a lot of drivers.

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

Quirky London