Three environmental campaigners who blocked the entrance of the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site in West Sussex were found guilty this afternoon under trades union legislation. But one of them who took part in a similar protest a few weeks later was acquitted of the same offence.
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.
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.