Glasgow 2014 Streaker Due to Stand Trial

Glasgow 2014 Streaker Due to Stand Trial

A MAN is due to stand trial this year for streaking on the pitch at a rugby match during the Commonwealth Games.

James Hendry, 20, is accused of breaching the peace by running onto the field at Ibrox stadium during half time at the rugby game while only wearing underwear.

It is alleged he ran around the field on July 26, and attempted to "evade members of staff there" and threw himself to the ground.

Hendry, from Clarkston, Glasgow appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he pled not guilty and a trial was set for March, next year.

William Aitken, 21, from Girvan, Ayrshire, was handed a community payback order with 50 hours when he pled guilty to running on to the pitch during the match.

Procurator fiscal depute Clare Macaulay told the court he ran on during the second half of the game on July 26 when Samoa were playing Wales.

When he was caught after being chased he said "I'm sorry".

Sheriff Ian Miller ordered he carry out 50 hours of unpaid work reduced from 75 hours.

Two other men are also due to stand trial for running on to the field during the rugby match, on the same date.

Rhys Jack, 20, from Edinburgh and Murray Kemp, 19, from Kelvinside, Glasgow denied the charge when they appeared in court yesterday.