12th May 2014 Now that all the trials arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests are over, Ruth Hayhurst – who attended almost all the cases – reflects on what the policing strategy sought to achieve.
9th May 2014 The last trial arising from the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe has been dropped by prosecutors.
1st May 2014 All the anti-fracking campaigners charged with public order offences by Sussex Police after last year’s protests at Balcombe have now been found not guilty.
18th April 2014 This is the complete transcript of an interview with Caroline Lucas MP about policing and prosecution policy at the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe last year.
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17th April 2014 The district judge at the trial of MP Caroline Lucas and four other anti-fracking campaigners said conditions imposed on people at the Balcombe protest on August 19th were unlawful. He said the senior police officer who issued the conditions was not authorised to do so, […]
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
15th April 2014 Two anti-fracking campaigners accused of assaulting a police officer at last year’s Balcombe protests had their trial delayed for six months this morning. Beaujolais Bulman (26), of Lancaster, is charged with assaulting PC Llewellyn on August 19th last year outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site. Maria Sanders […]
7th April 2014 The acquittal of anti-fracking campaigners on Public Order Act charges vindicated their protest, one of its members said this morning.
7th April 2014 The prosecution at the trial of a group of anti-fracking campaigners failed to prove they ignored police warnings that they were in breach of a condition on protesting, a court heard today.