Sheffield by-election candidate and fathers’ rights campaigner sentenced after Elmo police station rooftop protest

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New Fathers 4 Justice protester Bobby Smith dressed up as Elmo on the roof Stevenage Police Station.

A candidate in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election has been sanctioned by the courts after protesting on the roof of a police station.

Bobby Smith, an activist for the New Fathers 4 Justice group, climbed onto the roof of Stevenage police station dressed as Sesame Street character Elmo on February 15. He let off a flare and spent several hours there with a campaign banner.
Arriving at court

He was found guilty of aggravated trespass at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Friday, April 8) and given a community order to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also told to pay £620 in costs and a £60 surcharge.

Smith is standing for the Give Me Back Elmo party in the coming Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election.
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