31st March 2014 Section 14 trial: Day one – afternoon evidence Police feared environmental campaigners might break into Cuadrilla’s drilling site at Balcombe and climb the rig during the No Dash for Gas climate camp in August last year, a court heard this afternoon.
31st March 2014 Section 14 trial: Day one – morning evidence An anti-fracking campaigner at last summer’s protests at Balcombe lost consciousness after police used the pressure point arrest technique on him, a court heard this morning.
31st March 2014 The trial starts today of nine more people arrested at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests on the same day as Caroline Lucas MP. (Her week-long trial, along with that of Ruth Potts, Ruth Jarman, Sheila Menon and Josef Dobraszczyk, ran out of time on Friday and […]
28th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day five – evidence of Ruth Potts, Sheila Menon and Josef Dobraszczyk Police behaviour at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests on the day MP Caroline Lucas was arrested changed from playful to intimidating, a court heard today.
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.
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 […]