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Man denies China PM shoe charge

Martin Jahnke
Martin Jahnke denies committing a public order offence

A man has appeared in court accused of throwing a shoe at the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, during his tour of Britain.

Martin Jahnke, 27, a researcher at Cambridge University, denied committing a public order offence on 2 February.

Mr Jahnke, who is from Germany but now lives in Cambridge, spoke only to confirm personal details during the hearing before magistrates.

The case was adjourned until 10 March. He was given unconditional bail.

Prosecutors say Martin Jahnke threw the shoe when Mr Wen was speaking at the university on the third day of his British tour.

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