The ruling has been delayed in an appeal by the first campaigners found guilty of breaching an injunction against anti-fracking protests.
Three anti-fracking campaigners have failed in their legal challenge to quash Cuadrilla’s injunction against protests at the Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. They said they would seek permission to appeal.
The first anti-fracking campaigners found in contempt of court in the UK for breaching a protest injunction received suspended prison sentences this morning.
Three campaigners freed today by the Court of Appeal have called on people to join a mass demonstration outside the UK’s first shale gas fracking site for seven years.
The campaign groups, Friends of the Earth and Liberty, has been granted permission to intervene in the case of three anti-fracking protesters who are appealing today against their prison sentences.
In this week’s listings: Cuadrilla due to start fracking at Preston New Road. Three campaigners jailed for fracking protest appeal against sentence. Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre to visit fracking opponents in Lancashire. National climate crisis rally at Cuadrila’s shale gas site.
The justice secretary has been urged to investigate whether the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month followed an official code of conduct.
Campaigners have raised concerns about links between the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month and his family’s business in supplying the oil and gas industry.
Three men sent to jail last week for taking part in anti-fracking protests are to appeal against their sentences.
More than 1,000 academics have now signed an open letter supporting a review of last week’s prison sentence given to three men who took part in anti-fracking protests.