10th July 2014 The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner said she would defend to her “last breath” the right to protest. But answering questions about last year’s anti-fracking demonstrations at Balcombe, she could not say whether police passed personal information about demonstrators to the oil exploration company, Cuadrilla.
16th May 2014 An anti-fracking campaigner, acquitted after last year’s protests at Balcombe, has criticised the Sussex Police operation for being disproportionate. Sheila Menon, who was arrested as she sat next to the MP Caroline Lucas during a sit down protest in August, told BBC South East Today: […]
16th May 2014 Sussex Chief Constable Giles York has defended his force’s policing of last year’s anti-fracking protests at Balcombe. He also revealed Sussex officers have been advising police across Britain in how to deal with demonstrations at fracking sites.
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.
31/3/14 The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, announced last week that the Home Office would pay for the policing of any future shale gas protests in Sussex. It also agreed to contribute to the cost of last summer’s demonstrations at Balcombe.
The final cost of policing last summer’s demonstrations outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe was £3.985 million. A press release from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said the total included police salaries, overtime, rest day working and support from other police forces. Mrs Bourne has […]