Other Sport

Boat Race intruder charged

2012-04-08 15:18
Trenton Oldfield waves after he was taken from the water by police (AP)

London - A man has been charged over the incident which led to the annual University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge being dramatically halted on Saturday.

Trenton Oldfield, 35, of Whitechapel, east London, will appear before magistrates on April 23 charged under the Public Order Act.

The two crews were racing close together round halfway when an intruder in a wet suit appeared near the boats and the race had to be stopped.

It was re-started 30 minutes later and Cambridge went on to win by four and a quarter lengths after Oxford broke an oar.

There was more drama after the race when exhausted Oxford bow man Alex Woods collapsed in the boat.

He was taken to hospital but organisers said later he looked set to make a full recovery.

Read more on:    rowing
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Kittel wins big in Japan

2014-10-25 11:36

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.