The Crown Prosecution Service has abandoned its case against a protestor alleged to have damaged course markers for the London 2012 equestrian events in Greenwich Park.
Edward Hill, 62, was accused of causing criminal damage to the white feather markers in Greenwich Park with a kitchen knife.
He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Woolwich Magistrates Court last month and opted to be tried by jury at Crown Court. Dave Townsend, for the Prosecution had told magistrates: “This is our first anti-Olympics case.”
Prosecutors have now decided not to go ahead with the trial. A CPS London spokesperson said:
"During the life of a case the Crown Prosecution Service has a duty to keep cases under regular review.
"At a very early stage in the proceedings a review of this case concluded that it was not in the public interest to pursue a prosecution through the court as punishment in the form of a caution would be a suitable alternative.
"As such the case has been discontinued."