An environmental campaigner who is challenging convictions arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests finally began his appeal today, 16 months after his arrest and following two delays to his case.
4th April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day five A group of anti-fracking campaigners on trial for failing to comply with a police order should be acquitted because the order was illegal, their barristers claimed today.
2nd April 2014 Section 14 trial: Day three – morning evidence A group of anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a sit down protest near the gate of Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe were not given written notices of where they could legally demonstrate, a court heard […]
The police gave no warning when they made their first arrest at the Balcombe anti-fracking protest, the trial of eleven campaigners heard this afternoon (8/1/14). Countryside management student Samantha Duncan told Brighton Magistrates Court she was taking part in the protest on its second day, July 26th last […]
The trial of the first environmental campaigners arrested at anti-fracking protests in Balcombe heard this afternoon from the officer in charge of the policing operation. Chief Inspector Matthew Webb, based at Crawley Police Station, was the bronze commander on July 26th, the second day of protests outside Cuadrilla’s […]
The defence solicitor in a court case arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking demonstrations said today the law should be applied consistently to all the protestors who were arrested. Shahida Begum was speaking during the trial of Nick Ward, an environmental campaigner from Cambridge, who was arrested at Cuadrilla’s […]