Climate change penis protestor: Police ask Stortford student to remove message in grass for Stansted-bound Donald Trump
The Bishop's Stortford High School climate change protestor who mowed a giant penis in the grass at his home for Donald Trump to see as he flew into Stansted Airport at the start of his state visit has been asked by police to remove it.
Ollie Nancarrow, 18, returned to his family home in Chelmsford Road, Hatfield Heath, after sitting an A Level exam at the London Road secondary on Monday (June 3) to be greeted by officers from Essex Police.
The Year 13 student spent part of Saturday and Sunday crafting a stiff climate change message in his garden – which is under the Stansted Airport flightpath – with the full approval of his mother and stepfather, Vanessa and David Ambler.
Alongside the greeting "Oi Trump", the teenager – who is taking A Levels in art, product design and business studies at TBSHS – mowed a cock and balls.
This is followed by the message "Climate Change is Real" and accompanied by a polar bear.
According to ITV, as well as being asked to remove the grassy penis and testicles, Ollie has been told to attend a meeting with police next week and advised to take a solicitor with him.
The Bishop's Stortford Independent asked Essex Police to clarify its involvement in the incident. The body parts have been mowed on private property and cannot be identified from ground level.
All a spokesperson for the force would say is: "Essex Police is looking into this matter to establish whether any offences have been committed."
Ollie, who runs online marketplace www.born-eco.com, connecting buyers with eco-friendly traders, told the Indie on Sunday: “Donald Trump and his denial of climate change are not welcome and I want him to be fully aware of that when he flies in to Stansted on Monday.”
He was hoping that his weekend's work would catch the president's eye aboard Air Force One as the aircraft flew into Stansted on Monday morning.
Visitors to Ollie's Born Eco website are greeted with the message: "Join a marketplace connecting you with eco-friendly traders, keeping human connection at the heart of any sale.
"We have a goal, a goal to raise awareness of the need to become a more sustainable society. Together we can make a difference. Every eco-friendly purchase, every plastic bottle refused, every paper straw used brings us one step closer to achieving that goal."
President Trump rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. In June 2017, he announced the USA's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, making America the only nation in the world not to ratify the agreement.
Following his election in 2016, his "America First Energy Plan" focused on fossil fuels to the exclusion of renewable energy. Environmentalists expressed concerns after he announced plans to make large budget cuts to renewable energy research programmes and to roll back Obama-era policies directed at curbing climate change and limiting environmental pollution.