Oxfordshire man on trial over Just Stop Oil 'F1 track invasion'

David Baldwin outside Northampton Crown Court Picture: PA Wire, Joe Giddens <i>(Image: PA Wire, Joe Giddens)</i>
David Baldwin outside Northampton Crown Court Picture: PA Wire, Joe Giddens (Image: PA Wire, Joe Giddens)

A jury has been sworn in to try six people charged over a Just Stop Oil protest at last year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Oxfordshire man David Baldwin, 47, is one of the six protesters accused of last July's track invasion.

The other accused are Emily Brocklebank, 24, Alasdair Gibson, 22, Louis McKechnie, 22, Bethany Mogie, 40, and 29-year-old Joshua Smith. All are accused of creating a risk of harm to the public at the Northamptonshire venue on July 3 last year.

The charge against each of the defendants alleges that they entered the Silverstone motor circuit without reasonable excuse during an F1 race 'intending or being reckless', with a risk of serious harm being caused.

A jury of seven women and five men was sworn in to try the case at Northampton Crown on Tuesday.

The jurors were sent home after being told the case for the Crown will be opened by prosecutor Simon Jones on Wednesday.

Baldwin, of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire; Brocklebank, of Yeadon, Leeds; Gibson, from Aberdeen; Mogie, from St Albans; McKechnie, from Manchester; and Smith, from Lees in Oldham, all deny causing a public nuisance. The trial continues.