An Olympic Prison Diary
Prisoner Number A6379CN
HM Prison Thameside
Somewhere in South East London
This diary was written by Mike Wells while incarcerated in Stoke Newington and Leyton police stations, and then in Thameside prison. Mike Wells was arrested after an incident which occurred on Leyton Marshes, site of a contentious Olympic construction project. He is currently free on bail. His bail conditions state that he should not go within a certain distance of a certain Olympic venue. His bail conditions last until his trial is over. The trial date has been set for the last day of the Olympics. He could be imprisoned for a breach of these bail conditions. He will answer a charge of common assault with a not guilty plea. He is a journalist, writer, photographer, and film maker.
No way of knowing if it is day or night unless you ask and are told what time it be. Ten minutes or an hour, or three, time stands on its head...
Submitted by Mike Wells on Tue, 12/06/2012 - 10:41.
A fish enthusiast's allegedly hostile reconnaissance of a fish tank attracted the hostile attentions of a security guard at the 02 shopping centre in north-west London.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 24/05/2012 - 00:53.
@brianwhelanhack Shoot your own missiles over east London, flash game - "tomscott.com/olympics/
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 17/05/2012 - 08:11.
Anonymous are chatting about the possibilities for engagement, as flagged up in this quite good piece in HuffPo:
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 12:31.
There is an ongoing stand-off between Olympic security guards and photographers with the Old Bill playing coy referee. There is a recent discussion about these issues on the British Journal of Photography blog
Andy Wilkes pitches in with his comment on 24 Apr 2012
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Mon, 30/04/2012 - 13:41.
It seems Danny Boyle plans to celebrate law breaking protest inside the Olympic stadium even as the police and politicians are clamping down on the same outside!
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 16/04/2012 - 01:13.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Fri, 13/04/2012 - 14:39.
CARP, the Carpenters Road campaign, was holding a film show outside the Carpenters Arms. I had wandered off and found a blocked off road with a sign which said 'Welcome to the Olympic Park'. It was so ridiculous that I decided to take a photo. Just as I was doing this a police car pulled up and a policeman leaned out and asked:
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 25/03/2012 - 02:40.
Did any of the planning documents mention a missile base?
concludes @blackheathbugle, perhaps in faux naïveté?
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 14/03/2012 - 11:02.
Now it's the turn of Loughborough University and Leicestershire Constabulary to get up the nose of the British Olympic Association! It's already being charged £750,000 to use the facilities at Loughborough for Team GB but it is now facing a further charge of £1million for security.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 29/02/2012 - 15:47.