27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day 4 – afternoon evidence The judge at the trial of Caroline Lucas will decide overnight whether to dismiss one of the charges against her and four other anti-fracking campaigners.
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27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day three – morning evidence Caroline Lucas told police she thought her arrest at an anti-fracking protest at Balcombe was disproportionate because the issue was important and she was not inconveniencing anyone. This morning, the MP’s trial at Brighton Magistrates Court heard […]
27th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day four – morning evidence The judge at the trial of Caroline Lucas and four other anti-fracking campaigners has refused to allow the defence to call an expert witness on climate change.
27th March 2014 Details emerged yesterday (Wednesday) of the long hours worked by police officers on duty at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests last August. Two officers, giving evidence at the trial of five campaigners including MP Caroline Lucas, said they worked shifts of 14-16 hours.
26th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day three – afternoon evidence A police liaison officer on duty at the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations told a court this afternoon how she got no response when she asked the MP Caroline Lucas to move to a designated protest area.
26th March 2014 The defence case in the trial of Caroline Lucas and four other anti-fracking campaigners is expected to begin tomorrow (Thursday). So far, Brighton Magistrates Court has been hearing largely from officers involved in the policing operation at the protests against Cuadrilla’s activities at Balcombe last […]
26th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day three – morning evidence Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe became short of food and water during the anti-fracking protests at the time of the Reclaim the Power Climate Camp last August, a court heard this morning. Leon Jennings, Cuadrilla’s health […]
26th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day three – morning evidence Lawyers for two anti-fracking demonstrators, who were taking part in the same protest as MP Caroline Lucas, this morning challenged police evidence about their arrests.
25th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: Day two – afternoon evidence Anti-fracking campaigners, including the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, took part in a sit down protest outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe for more than two hours before they were arrested by police.
25th March 2014 The judge at the trial of Caroline Lucas and four other anti-fracking campaigners ruled this morning that the police did not have to release extra evidence that might help the defence case.