Silverstone track invasion sees six charged with conspiracy to cause public nuisance

All six will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning

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Six people have been charged over the track invasion at the beginning of the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire Police said.

David Baldwin, 46, of Stonesfield, Witney, Emily Brocklebank, 24, of, Yeadon, Leeds, Alasdair Gibson, 21, of no fixed abode, Louis McKechnie, 21, of London, Bethany Mogie, 40, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, and Joshua Smith, 28, of Manchester, have all been charged with conspiracy to cause public nuisance.

The incident occurred at the British Grand Prix over the weekend
The incident occurred at the British Grand Prix over the weekend

The charges relate to the incident after Sunday’s race had been halted following driver Zhou Guanyu’s crash, when a group of people made it on to the circuit and sat down on the track.

They were quickly dragged away by stewards.

All six will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.

The force said a 43-year-old man also arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.