Three to stand trial following Kenmure Street mass demonstration

Olivia Jones, Kairos Pakleppa and Nicholas Sigworth face charges following the protest in Glasgow in 2021.

Three people to stand trial following protest on Kenmure Street in Pollockshields, Glasgow Getty Images
Kenmure Street: Mass demonstration locked down Glasgow street.

Three people are to stand trial following a mass demonstration held on a Glasgow street after two men were detained by Home Office officials.  

Olivia Jones, 24, Kairos Pakleppa and Nicholas Sigsworth, both 33, face charges following the protest on Kenmure Street, Pollokshields on May 13, 2021.

Crowds had gathered that day after two Sikh men were detained by the Home Office for alleged immigration violations.

Jones, of the city’s Battlefield, is accused of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards police.

She is then charged with obstructing two constables by struggling with them and lying under a car.

Jones faces a third charge of repeatedly kicking one of the officers to her injury and a final accusation of punching the other on the body.

Pakleppa, of Muswell Hill, London, is also charged with acting in a threatening manner towards police and trying to lie under a motor as it was being removed.

Sigsworth, of York, faces claims that he obstructed three constables and refused to get out of a vehicle or an alternative allegation of breach of the peace.

The cases against the trio were called at separate hearings at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

They each pled not guilty to the charges they each face.

Jones and Pakleppa are due face summary trials without a jury in early October with Sigsworth’s case set for later that month.

They remain on bail in the meantime.