Oxfordshire man among six charged over F1 track invasion

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Silverstone is the home of the British Grand Prix. Picture: PA
Silverstone is the home of the British Grand Prix. Picture: PA

AN OXFORDSHIRE man is among six people to have appeared in court after being charged over a track invasion at the British Grand Prix.

Protestors stormed the Wellington Straight, the fastest point of Silverstone, before sitting down during the opening lap of Sunday’s race.

David Baldwin, 46, of Stonesfield, was one of six people to be charged with conspiracy to cause public nuisance.

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Oxford Mail: David Baldwin leaving Northampton Magistrates’ Court after he was released on bail. Picture: Jacob King/ PA Wire
Oxford Mail: David Baldwin leaving Northampton Magistrates’ Court after he was released on bail. Picture: Jacob King/ PA Wire

David Baldwin leaving Northampton Magistrates’ Court after he was released on bail. Picture: Jacob King/ PA Wire

Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday afternoon the protesters are said to have entered the track wearing orange tracksuits bearing the message ‘Just Stop Oil’.

The race had already been suspended following Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu’s high-speed crash.

No pleas were entered in relation to the Silverstone incident.

Former primary school assistant and father-of-two Baldwin gave his details and was granted conditional bail.

All six will appear next at Northampton Crown Court on August 19.

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This story was written by Liam Rice, he joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Liam covers politics, travel and transport. He occasionally covers Oxford United.

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