‘Sorry Jedward’: Lincoln SU apologises after duo bottled at Engine Shed

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union has been forced to apologise after some students threw plastic bottles at Jedward while they performed in the city.

Pop twins John and Edward Grimes, both 25, took to the stage at The Engine Shed as part of popular student night Quack last night (October 11), where it is believed that some students threw plastic bottles at the duo, however nobody was injured.

Chief Executive Officer at the University of Lincoln Students’ Union James Brooks said: “The Engine Shed is appalled by the behaviour that took place at last night’s Quack and apologises unreservedly to Jedward for the unacceptable treatment that they experienced.

“The students involved in throwing plastic bottles have been identified, and the situation was dealt with swiftly and professionally by the Engine Shed staff, we are now investigating the incident with other agencies as a matter of urgency.”

Jedward performing at The Engine Shed on October 11. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The bottles were plastic and although no injuries were sustained to either John or Edward, the behaviour is being dealt with by the Students’ Union and the university.

Sophie Lavender shared video footage of the gig on The Lincolnite’s Facebook page. She said: “Whether you like an act or not, you shouldn’t throw objects because you could hurt someone. As I was photographing at the front of the stage several bottles almost hit my head.

“Think about the other people in the room who are trying to have a good night. Hooligan behaviour ruined it for the fans at the front of the stage and made the whole experience painfully awkward for everyone.”

Jedward rose to fame in 2009 after appearing on The X Factor, they have since released three albums and finished runners-up on Celebrity Big Brother in January. They also represented Ireland at Eurovision.