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Tuesday, 4 July, 2000, 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK
Mayday demo nurse banished
The statue of Sir Winston Churchill was sprayed with red paint
Churchill's statue was targeted by protesters
A Scots nurse who took part in the Mayday riots in London has been banished north of the border until he can be sentenced.

Darryl Walker, 23, from Kilmarnock, admitted violent disorder and looting when he appeared at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court in London.

The court heard that Walker played a "prominent role" in the destruction of a McDonald's restaurant and a Bureau de Change in Whitehall during an anti-capitalism demonstration on May 1.

Magistrates, who sent Walker for sentence at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court, granted bail on condition that he lives in Scotland and does not travel south of the border except to attend court.

Police
Police were praised following the protests
Walker had given himself up to police after his photograph appeared on BBC Crimewatch.

Colleagues who had seen the programme confronted him and said he should turn himself in.

Walker was caught on a security film taking several kicks at the McDonald's window, and swinging on the restaurant's sign in an attempt to break it.

He was also filmed outside the Bureau de Change picking up a revolving display stand and smashing it three times against the window until the reinforced glass shattered

Interiors destroyed

Prosecutor Miss Anne Steer said: "Both premises were ransacked and every window was smashed.

"The interior of both shops were completely destroyed and the frontage of both sprayed with grafitti."

Walker's photograph was featured on Crimewatch on May 24, and the next day, he was confronted by "outraged" colleagues who warned him that if he did not give himself up to police, they would inform on him, said Miss Steer.

Walker spoke to his superior, who gave him the same ultimatum, and he was arrested and taken to London after giving himself up to Kilmarnock police.

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