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Prison for Hoylake dye protester

A man who threw purple dye on the 18th green at the British Open was sentenced Tuesday to eight weeks in jail.

Paul Addison, 40, pleaded guilty to five counts of criminal damage at the Wirral Magistrates Court near Liverpool. Stephen Fletcher, 35, was sentenced to five weeks of unpaid community services after pleading guilty to the same charges.

The two said they represented a group called "Real Fathers 4 Justice." The group is a campaign for father's rights in child custody cases.

Though they left purple stains on the grass as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia approached the final hole Sunday at Hoylake, the players didn't seem affected. Woods made a par putt to win the tournament by two shots.

July 26, 2006

 




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