An ex-museum worker from Cumbria has appeared in court after the World Snooker Championship was disrupted by a Just Stop Oil protest.

Margaret Reid appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday charged with attempting to cause criminal damage.

University student Edred Ilmari Heath Whittingham appeared at the same court charged with criminal damage.

They both pleaded not guilty.

The match between Robert Milkins and Joe Perry was interrupted by a man wearing a Just Stop Oil T-shirt invading the Crucible arena in Sheffield and tipping orange paint powder on to one of the tables on April 17 2023.

A woman was prevented from executing a similar stunt on the other table after being tackled by referee Olivier Marteel.

Whittingham, 26, of May Street, Exeter, and Reid, 53, of Low Fellside, Kendal, were both given unconditional bail by District Judge Daniel Curtis until their trial on May 10 at the same court.