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Over 130 Charges Following M25 Environmental Protests in Surrey

Published on: 18 Mar, 2022
Updated on: 21 Mar, 2022

Insulate Britain M25 Protest – Photo BBC

A total of 54 people are due to appear in court to face criminal charges following protests at junctions of the M25 in Surrey last year.

The protests, by the campaign group “Insulate Britain”, took place at junctions of the M25 on September 13, 15, 17 and most recently between J9 and 10  on Tuesday, September 21.

Earlier protests took place at J6 and 14 of the M25 on 13 September, J8 and 10 on 15 September, J9 of the M25 on September 172021.

Surrey Police was called to each incident in order to manage the disruption caused to motorists and made a number of arrests.

Officers have worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service as part of their ongoing investigations, which has resulted in 131 charges concerning 54 individuals, who have been summonsed to attend hearings at Crawley Magistrates’ Court from April.

All those who have been summonsed have been charged with obstruction of the highway or excluded traffic on a special road (pedestrian). Further charges have been brought against 11 of those individuals in addition to the above for criminal damage or possession of a bladed article.

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