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Ruth Hayhurst

Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.

First Balcombe anti-fracking trial collapses

The first trial arising from protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe collapsed within an hour when the judge questioned whether an offence had been committed. District Judge Peter Crabtree invited the prosecution to drop the case at Brighton Magistrates Court this morning (25/11/13) after hearing evidence […]