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Eubankheld over protest.

EX-BOXING champ Chris Eubank was released on police bail after being arrested for possessing a bladed instrument during a one-man protest in Downing Street.

The showman was originally arrested after crashing his huge truck into a delivery van, while trying to block the gates of Downing Street to protest against the military occupation of Iraq.

He was taken to Charing Cross police station, where a blade was allegedly found during a search.

He was released on bail last night and must report to a police station at a date yet to be confirmed.

The bizarre sequence of events began when the former world middleweight champion failed to get arrested after parking his lorry, which bore the slogan: ``Tony Blair military occupation causes terrorism'' outside Downing Street.

A police officer refused to arrest Eubank, who sounded his truck's horn for up to a minute,instead issuing him with a ticket for careless driving.

Half an hour later,Eubank swung his truck into Downing Street,crashing into the van.

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FURY: Ex-boxer Chris Eubank remonstrates with officers as he is put in a police van after his Downing Street protest against the military occupation of Iraq
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 15, 2003
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