New Fathers 4 Justice protesters who climbed up the balcony of the London Mayor’s Islington home were arrested and have now been bailed
Protesters who scaled Boris Johnson’s balcony to hit out at their lack of father’s rights , have been banned from going within 100 metres of the London Mayor , says the campaign group.
Two fathers, Bobby Smith, 34, from Stevenage and Martin Matthews, 48, Great Bookham, climbed onto the balcony of Boris Johnson’s home, unfurled a banner and took selfies.
The pair were bailed from Tolpuddle Road police station at 3am this morning on Tuesday (April 19).
They have been banned from entering central London, going within 100 metres of Boris Johnson, cannot make any contact with each other and have had their phones removed from them by police, the campaign group claims.
Metropolitan Police confirmed that four men were arrested following a protest at an address in Colebrooke Row and have been bailed.
The spokesperson said: “A 48-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing and criminal damage.
“A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespassing and criminal damage and a 46-year-old man was arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass and criminal damage, failing to stop for police and inconsiderate and careless driving.
“They have all been bailed to return on a date in late June.”
Irritated Boris ‘peered at protesters’
New Fathers 4 Justice say is this goes to trial, they will be calling Boris Johnson as a witness.
A spokesperson for the campaign group said: “Despite Boris claiming on ITV news that he was not aware of the protest we have a photo of an irritated Boris Johnson peering at the protesters before he left in the morning.
“This photo will not be released at this current time.
“Bobby is now going to concentrate on the Sheffield by election where he is contesting the seat for the Give Me Back Elmo party.”
The protest was part of a campaign by splinter group New Fathers 4 Justice and Stop the War on Dads. Neither group are associated with Matt O’Connor or Fathers4Justice UK.