Derby protester could face legal action or prison for contempt of court

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A protester from the group Animal Rising who ran on to Epsom racecourse about 10 seconds after the start of Saturday’s Derby can expect to face legal action and potentially even imprisonment for contempt of court as a result of his actions.

“The court order [an injunction secured by the Jockey Club, Epsom’s owners, last week] provides a clear route to prosecution, fines and even the threat of prison … and we will now take steps to enforce that,” Nevin Truesdale, the Jockey Club’s chief executive, said.

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Written by Greg Wood at Epsom
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/03/derby-protester-could-face-legal-action-or-prison-for-contempt-of-court under the title “Derby protester could face legal action or prison for contempt of court”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.