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Murdoch foam attacker's sentence reduced

The comedian jailed for six weeks for dramatically throwing shaving foam at News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has had his sentence reduced to four weeks.

world Updated: Aug 05, 2011 22:16 IST

The comedian jailed for six weeks for dramatically throwing shaving foam at News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has had his sentence reduced to four weeks.



Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, admitted attacking the media tycoon on July 19 at a hearing of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons.



May-Bowles, who calls himself Jonnie Marbles, was sentenced at by a court in central London earlier this week.



Murdoch and his son James were giving evidence before MPs when May-Bowles rushed forward from the public gallery and threw a paper plate of foam.