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Pierce Brosnan could face jail after being accused of trespassing

Pierce Brosnan could face jail after being accused of trespassing

The James Bond actor reportedly landed himself in hot water with US authorities while exploring Yellowstone National Park.

Actor and film producer Pierce Brosnan could face jail after being accused of trespassing.

The James Bond star, 70, reportedly landed himself in hot water with authorities in the US while exploring Yellowstone National Park on 1 November.

Federal prosecutors in Wyoming have brought criminal charges against him for allegedly entering a thermal area at Mammoth Terraces - which is brimming with hot springs - last month while it was closed off to the public.

Brosnan was charged with 'foot travel in a thermal area' and a 'closure violation' after allegedly entering a restricted area of the park, according to The US Sun.

The two charges were considered a 'petty offense', according to the court docket, and the Mamma Mia! actor has not yet entered a plea.

Brosnan has been called to appear in a Wyoming court on 23 January, 2024, regarding the allegations.

The actor will appear in court in January, reports claim.

The father-of-five was filming a new film with Samuel L. Jackson titled Unholy Trinity in October just outside of Yellowstone National Park, the Livingston Enterprise reported.

He had also recently hosted a History Channel series named History's Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan, which 'uncovers the meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history.'

Reports suggest that veering off the beaten track in Yellowstone National Park can have serious repercussions, as Brosnan could be looking at a six month jail term and a fine of up to $5,000 (£3,900) if found guilty.

Federal rules order visitors at the national park, which sprawls across Wyoming and into parts of Montana and Idaho, to stay on the designated walkways, according to the Daily Mail.

Brosnan allegedly entered a restricted area at the park's Mammoth Terraces.
Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

A woman from Connecticut who tried to get a closer look at the Mammoth Terraces was allegedly held in jail for seven days, fined $2,000 for the offence, and banned from Yellowstone for two years.

The park's website instructs visitors to 'stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas' as this will 'protect you and delicate thermal formations'.

It states: "Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature. Keep your children close and don’t let them run. Water in hot springs can cause severe or fatal burns, and scalding water underlies most of the thin, breakable crust around hot springs."

Yellowstone says that more than 20 people have died from burns that they suffered after entering or falling into the hot springs.

LADbible has contacted Brosnan's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/keelyshayebrosnan

Topics: Celebrity, US News, Crime, James Bond