IN THE BRIGHTON MAGISTRATES COURT CASE NO: BETWEEN: REGINA V JOSEF DOBRASZCZYK RUTH JARMAN SHIELA MENON RUTH POTTS CAROLINE LUCUS JUDGMENT AND REASONS OF DISTRICT JUDGE TIM PATTINSON – 17TH APRIL 2014
Judge Tim Pattinson has just ruled that Caroline Lucas and four other environmental campaigners are not guilty of obstructing the highway. This means that all five campaigners were cleared on all the offence against them, arising from the anti-fracking protests at Balcombe last summer.
The Brighton MP, Caroline Lucas, has been acquitted on the Public Order Act charge she faced arising from last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe. Four other protesters who were on trial with her were also cleared of the same offence. Miss Lucas, 53, along with Ruth Potts, 39, […]
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17th April 2014 A climate change campaigner told Brighton Magistrates Court this morning she took part in a protest outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe to raise awareness of the “madness” of government policy on fracking.
17th April 2014 Cuadrilla’s planning application to flow test its well at Balcombe has been recommended for approval by planners at West Sussex County Council.