‘Spiderman protestor’ in court over Cooper Dean stand-off

Bournemouth Echo: ‘Spiderman protestor’ in court over Cooper Dean stand-off ‘Spiderman protestor’ in court over Cooper Dean stand-off

A MAN who allegedly dressed as Spider-Man before mounting a protest on the last day of Bournemouth Air Festival has appeared in court.

Martin Cuff, 32, of no fixed abode, has been charged with causing a public nuisance in connection with an incident that took place on September 1 last year.

During the incident, a man climbed on top of the Cooper Dean flyover carrying a banner which read: “4 Fathers There Is No Justice”.

The Wessex Way was closed southbound for more than two-and-a-half hours during the incident, while motorists travelling northbound were also brought to a halt.

Cuff represented himself during a first hearing at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He did not enter a plea.

Magistrates rejected jurisdiction, and the case has been sent to the town’s crown court for trial.

A preliminary hearing will take place at the venue on March 3 at 10am.

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