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Guilty verdicts for five Critical Mass participants arrested on night of Olympic opening ceremony

One found not guilty, while three other defendants were discharged during course of trial which began earlier this month

Five cyclists arrested during Critical Mass on the night of the Olympic Games opening ceremony last July have been found guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court of offences relating to a breach of section 12 of the Public Order Act. Nine people originally went on trial earlier this month from a total of 182 people originally arrested, but three were discharged earlier on during the proceedings, while one was found not guilty today.

So far, there is no news on sentencing. Our report on the background to the trial can be found here.




Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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