Streaker to go to court

PARIS: English serial streaker Mark Roberts is due to appear in court here this week after running onto the Philippe Chatrier centre court during Sunday’s French Open men’s singles final, police said. 

The father of three from Liverpool, clad only in three strategically-placed tennis balls raced onto court during a second set changeover and leaped over the net before being frogmarched out of the arena by a bevy of security guards. 

Police in Paris’ chic 16th district, which borders Roland Garros, said yesterday that 39-year-old Roberts told them that he had already pulled the same stunt more than 300 times at venues around the world. 

Police said that they were satisfied that Roberts “had no other motive than to show himself.” 

He was released and will appear in court at a date to be fixed in the coming days for exposing himself. – AFP  

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