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Fathers' rights members in court
Nine members of the Fathers 4 Justice protest group have appeared in court accused of trying to storm the Celebrity Big Brother studios.

The eight men and one woman were arrested after demonstrators entered Elstree Film Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on 14 January.

All nine appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court on Tuesday to deny charges of disorderly behaviour.

They were released on bail and will stand trial on 3 October.

Jason Hatch, 33, and David Pyke, 49, both from Cheltenham, each denied charges of disorderly behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress, as well as obstructing police officers.

Bail conditions

Darryl Westell, 23, of Nottingham; Stephen Smith, 36, of Bristol; Michael Downes, 42, of Manchester, and Andrew James, 35, of Newport, each denied disorderly behaviour and being found on enclosed premises.

Matthaus Huber, 51, of Dagenham; Elaine Risk, 44, of Manchester, and Roland Primus, 43, of Reading, each denied a single charge of disorderly behaviour.

They were bailed on the condition that none trespasses on public or private property as part of a Fathers 4 Justice demonstration.

Mr Hatch and Mr James, who were in custody, were released with an added condition that they report to police three times each week.


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