Anfield streaker arrested for failure to turn up to court

first_imgA man who invaded the pitch during Liverpool’s match against Norwich at Anfield last month has been arrested after failing to attend a court hearing.Grant Sleight, of Bussey Road, Norwich was arrested by a police officer who was patrolling on a police bike on Tuesday afternoon.Sleight was due to attend Sefton Magistrates Court on August 28 for streaking but failed to attend the hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream A Norwich Police statement read: “PC Quinn of Norwich North SNT (Safer Neighbourhood Team) has been out on his police bike patrolling this afternoon and arrested a male in his 30’s for failing to appear at court in Merseyside in relation to streaking on the pitch during the Norwich vs Liverpool game on the 9th Aug 2019.”Sleight has been banned from Anfield for five years and faces a £5,000 fine for running onto the pitch naked during the Premier League opener.Norwich have also banned Sleight from Carrow Road for life, with a statement released last month saying: “Norwich City can confirm the individual who entered the field of play from the stand at Anfield on Friday night did not hold an away membership with the club and did not purchase a ticket via our official club channels.”The individual has now been banned for life from Carrow Road and will also be subject to legal proceedings.”Please be aware that any other person(s) who encroaches on the pitch at any fixture involving Norwich City will be handed the same punishment.”Though Norwich didn’t name Sleight he later admitted he was the streaker in an interview with the Eastern Daily Press.When asked about the motivations behind his decision to run onto the pitch, Sleight told the paper: “I just decided I was going to do it, I told my friends I was going to do it, and so, I did. I hadn’t touched a drop of anything.”Liverpool went on to win the match 4-1 with goals from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Divock Origi and an own goal from defender Grant Hanley.Finland striker Teemu Pukki scored a consolation for the newly-promoted Canaries. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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UN torture prevention body confirms visit to Sri Lanka

The visits were decided during the Subcommittee’s confidential session held in Geneva from 18 to 22 February. It also conducted over 1,000 individual or collective interviews, mainly with detainees but also with officials, law enforcement personnel and medical staff.To date, the Subcommittee has completed more than 65 visits. The Subcommittee has a mandate to visit states which have ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, and assist those states in preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment. During its weeklong session, the Subcommittee also discussed and adopted its 2018 annual report; during the course of last year, the Subcommittee visited, inter alia, 34 prisons, 53 police stations, 11 juvenile detention centres, eight psychiatric and health-care institutions, and three closed migrant centres. The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture announced that it will visit Sri Lanka, Argentina and the State of Palestine, in addition to its previously announced visits to Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Senegal and the United Kingdom.The visit to Sri Lanka will take place in early April, and a media advisory announcing the precise dates, as well as further information, will be issued ahead of the visit. The Subcommittee communicates its observations and recommendations to states through a confidential report, which it encourages countries to make public. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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