16th May 2014 The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has confirmed she will be questioning temporary Chief Constable Giles York later today about policing at the Balcombe protests.
7th May 2014 The head of Sussex Police, Giles York, is to be questioned later this month on how the force deals with public order events, including the anti-fracking protests at Balcombe.
“Controls on Balcombe anti-fracking protest designed to prevent disruption to Cuadrilla” – defence lawyer tells trial
1st April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day two – morning evidence The temporary chief constable of Sussex was accused this morning of agreeing to controls on the Balcombe anti-fracking protests for six days last summer to prevent disruption to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
24th March 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day one – afternoon evidence The chief constable of Sussex said the climate camp that came to Balcombe last August risked significant disruption to the life of the community, serious damage to property and intimidation of people working at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration […]
March 24th 2014 Caroline Lucas trial: day one – morning evidence Caroline Lucas joined the protest against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe to send a message to the government that fracking was not needed or wanted, Brighton Magistrates Court heard this morning.