Abdul Rahman Haroun for Team GB: Imigrant walks 31 miles through Channel Tunnel
Good news for Team GB and the Olympic effort: a 40-year-old Sudanese man immigrant walked the length of the 31-mile Channel tunnel. He dodged cameras and trains as he walked on gantries between Calais and Cheriton.
Abdul Rahman Haroun, for it is he, scaled four security fences and evaded private security guards.
The UK rewarded Mr Haroun’s skill by arresting him. He ischarged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861, which carries a maximum two-year prison sentence.
He appeared by videolink at Medway magistrates’ court last night and was remanded into immigration detention. He did not make a plea and was ordered to appear at Canterbury crown court on August 24.