Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Three anti-fracking activists jailed after protest at Cuadrilla site freed by Court of Appeal judges



Three anti-fracking activists jailed for a protest at a site in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal.
 
Soil scientist Simon Blevins, teacher Richard Roberts and piano restorer Rich Loizou were the first environmental protesters to be imprisoned since 1932.


The three men had climbed on to lorries outside energy firm Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton in a protest which lasted almost 100 hours in July.


Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said the jail sentences handed to the men for causing a public nuisance were "manifestly excessive".






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