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Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers found GUILTY of breaching Covid rules at anti-lockdown rally

Piers Corbyn

Piers Corbyn has been found guilty of breaching coronavirus restrictions at an anti-lockdown rally (Image: GETTY/PA)

The 73-year-old activist and was found guilty of breaching the Government's COVID-19 rules at an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Addressing around two dozen supporters outside the court after the verdict, Mr Corbyn raised his fist in the air and said: "We've had a tremendous result."

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Police surround Piers Corbyn at an anti-lockdown rally (Image: GETTY)

None of those present were social distancing.

District Judge Sam Goozee found the charge proven that he breached coronavirus rules during a gathering at Speakers' Corner on May 16.

Mr Corbyn was seen writing in his notepad as the judge delivered his verdict.

It came after a two-day hearing at the court.

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Piers Corbyn was arrested at an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park in May (Image: GETTY)

Returning his decision, the judge said: "Without the regulations in place, your conduct would have been lawful.

"But the enforcement of regulations was necessary for public health.

"Police took a measured response. You, however, didn't engage with police - police action in arresting you was necessary and proportionate."

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A police officer speaks to Piers Corbyn (Image: GETTY)

Prosecutor David Povall described Mr Corbyn as a "poster boy for disparate groups" protesting at the time.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s brother arrested at Hyde Park lockdown protest

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Piers Corbyn is the elder brother of Jeremy Corbyn (Image: GETTY)

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