Ten people are being prosecuted following actions on the ‘No Faith In Trident’ day at Burghfield, 27 June 2016. A Quaker group blockaded the construction gate for over five hours. John Lynes, Ellis Brooks, Sam Donaldson, Gillian Lawrence and Hannah Brock are being tried in Reading Magistrates Court between 14-16 December, charged with Aggravated Trespas.
Angela Kalinzi Ditchfield, Jo Frew, Nicholas Cooper, Alison Parker and Nina Carter-Brown of the Put Down The Sword affinity group blocked the Mearings – one of the entrance roads to the base – and are being prosecuted for Obstruction of the Highway, also in Reading, on 23, 25th and 26th January 2017.
The ten have asked for a joint trial, and we are awaiting news of whether this will be permitted. They are grateful for the work of Bindmans, who are representing them.
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