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Four held at Olympics site protest

Four people have been charged with public order offences after Scotland Yard officers evicted protesters opposed to the building of an Olympic basketball training facility.

Three men and a woman were arrested on Tuesday morning as police removed up to 30 people blocking access to the site on Leyton Marsh, east London.

Police and bailiffs arrived on the site after a High Court official last week granted a possession order to the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Simon Carleton, 29, Daniel Ashman, 27, Anita Olivacce, 25 and Connor Murray, 24, are each accused of breaching the Public Order Act.

They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Thames Magistrates Court.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said officers arrived at the camp in Leyton Marsh at 8am "in support of bailiffs acting on behalf of the Olympic Delivery Authority and Lee Valley Park Authority to enforce an eviction and possession order".

The site for development is a temporary venue and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) must get the land back to its previous state by mid-October.


From Belfast Telegraph