'Spiderman protester' denies causing a public nuisance in Toneway bridge incident

The Spiderman protester on the bridge in September.

The Spiderman protester on the bridge in September.

First published in News

A FATHER accused of causing huge traffic disruption by staging a protest on a bridge dressed as Spiderman has denied a public nuisance offence.

Michael Waldron, 31, of Queen's Road, Wellington, pleaded not guilty to causing a public nuisance at Taunton Crown Court today (February 13).

Mr Waldron is said to have tied himself to the bridge over the Toneway on September 24 causing the road into Taunton as well as Junction 25 of the M5 to shut for three hours, resulting in chaos for rush hour motorists.

He was arrested and remanded in custody following the incident until October 25, when he was released on bail by a crown court judge.

Mr Waldron was again bailed at last week's hearing and is due to appear for a trial at a later date.

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